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Re: Google Lunar X-prize competition
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2017, 12:41:44 pm »
The original X prize took quite a while before it was won, IIRC.

Just because the original was done with largely late 50s/early 60s tech (because you have to freeze the design at some stage), I think a lot of people underestimate the difficulties in getting someone to the moon and back. It is still essentially a nation state-level project, and a permanent base would be even more so. In fact I can't think of too many realistic SF scenarios in which a permanent offworld base is NOT multinational.