Google Lunar X PRIZE Rover Fashion Show: Part 3 - MyMoon

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GOOGLE LUNAR X PRIZE ROVER FASHION SHOW: PART 3

The $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE has 26 teams, each with a rover competing for the grand prize---and for the all-important style points! So not only does each rover, lander, hopper, ball, and other budding moon explorer have different functionality, but their own brand of robochic. The best rover may win the public's minds, but the coolest may win the public's hearts.

I've been running down the best of the best (here's Part 1 and Part 2), with the help of three “judges”:

Samuel Bell: Noted lunar citizen

GAL 9000: Lonely lunar supercomputer

Simon Jester:The Moon's own slippery, sharp-witted satirist

So, without further ado, here's the final 10 efforts at lunar-looks excellence (in order of entry in the X PRIZE)... --- inline image

Barcelona Moon’s unnamed craft

In three words: Pointed balance act

Samuel Bell would say: “Like it’s angle.” GAL 9000 would say: “Hard to miss.”

Simon Jester would say: “Rudolph the red-nosed rover?”

Would be the lunar equivalent of: Kurt Angle

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Rocket City Space Pioneers’ unnamed craft

In three words: Shiny lunar pickins’

Samuel Bell would say:”Looks golden to my eye.”

GAL 9000 would say: “Diamonds are not a girl’s best friend…”

Simon Jester would say: “More gold than Xerxes?”

Would be the lunar equivalent of: Sean Connery

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SpaceIL’s Sparrow

In three words: Cool blue highlights

Samuel Bell would say: “Sturdy.”

GAL 9000 would say: “Diggin’ the ski legs. Let’s hit that Mons powder!”

Simon Jester would say: “Plenty of elbow room.”

Would be the lunar equivalent of: Paul Newman

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Puli’s unnamed craft

In three words: Awesome amoebic hairball

Samuel Bell would say: “Great for any hairy situation.”

GAL 9000 would say: “Koosh ball! Best thing ever”

Simon Jester would say: “A little too Cthulhu?”

Would be the lunar equivalent of: Russell Brand

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SpaceMETA’s unnamed craft

In three words: Rio disco ball

Samuel Bell would say: “Well, I know where to find the party now.”

GAL 9000 would say: “Carnival! Bring it on.”

Simon Jester would say: “Let’s get this moon base moving.”

Would be the lunar equivalent of: John Travolta

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Plan B’s Plan B

In three words: The Lawnmower Man

Samuel Bell would say: “Works for my lawn.”

GAL 9000 would say: “Wins the limbo tournament!”

Simon Jester would say: “The grass is always greener on the other side...”

Would be the lunar equivalent of: Michael Cera

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Penn State Lunar Lion’s Lunar Lion

In three words: Compact jetpacking cat

Samuel Bell would say: “Powered flight---hear it roar.”

GAL 9000 would say: “A lionheart?”

Simon Jester would say: “Be prepared.”

Would be the lunar equivalent of: Matthew Broderick

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Angelicum’s Dandelium

In three words: Dandy lunar wingman

Samuel Bell would say: “Got it all.”

GAL 9000 would say: “Shines!”

Simon Jester would say: “Divine, or flowery?”

Would be the lunar equivalent of: David Boreanaz

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Team Indus’ unnamed craft

In three words: Green-eyed triclops

Samuel Bell would say: “Industrious.”

GAL 9000 would say: “The one I wanted to find!”

Simon Jester would say: “A rock?”

Would be the lunar equivalent of: Chris Martin

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Phoenicia’s Storming the High Heavens

In three words: Tall Thor-ian aspirer

Samuel Bell would say: “Gets the ball rolling.”

GAL 9000 would say: “Heavenly!”

Simon Jester would say: “If neck and neck, it’s got the advantage.”

Would be the lunar equivalent of: Chris Hemsworth

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So, who won?! Let us know on Twitter (@mymoonlpi) with the hashtag #robochic (or post your favorite in the comments below!)

For more space fashion, check out the contest (and winner the Google Lunar X PRIZE had this week---and keep an eye here at MyMoon for more lunar awesomeness of all varieties!

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