The semantic web shoots the Moon

A day before space exploration technology company SpaceX makes its much-hyped “big announcement”– the follow-up to a teaser video that looks oddly like a Mountain Dew commercial — another space-oriented company is creating buzz.

Google offers $20M for first private mission to moon

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K4zosGUMBw&w=560&h=345] Google is funding the Lunar X Prize, a competition that will award $20 million to the first team that lands a private unmanned spacecraft on the moon, and then broadcasts a high-definition video back to earth. Additionally, it will award two other $5 million prizes for lesser missions.