Odyssey Moon enters Google moon challenge

Space Prizes has some of the best information on the Google Lunar X Prize, including a recent post on a podcast with one of the founders of Odyssey Moon, the first team to officially enter the challenge.

The goal of the Google Lunar X Prize is to put a privately funded robot on the surface of the moon that can meet several objectives, including moving at least 500 meters and sending video back to Earth.

Doing so could potentially, and dramatically, lower the cost of access to the moon and to space in general.

The New York Time's blog TierneyLab and Alan Boyle's Cosmic Log have more.