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I Love It When A Plan Comes Together

About a year and a half ago, in one of my occasional meandering rantswell-reasoned disquisitions against heavy lifters, I suggested that NASA use the Centennial Challenge prize to develop a better space suit glove. Well, per Alan Boyle, I find out today that they have:

The Astronaut Glove Challenge award will go to the team that can design and manufacture the best performing glove within competition parameters. The $250,000 purse will be awarded at a competition scheduled for November 2006, when competing teams test their glove designs against each other.


Posted by Rand Simberg at July 22, 2005 02:04 PM
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They should at least call it the Rand Simbeg Centennial Challenge.

Posted by Mike Puckett at July 22, 2005 02:54 PM


Posted by meiza at July 22, 2005 04:19 PM

I pity the foo!

Posted by Gojira at July 22, 2005 05:17 PM

And Brant Sponberg specifically credit Rand with the idea during his speech on the new Challenge. But what was _really_ interesting was his presentation on the Innovations Program that Centennial Challenges is part of. I have a synopsis and a link to his slides here

Posted by Michael Mealling at July 22, 2005 09:55 PM

Hey, that really grabs me!

Posted by Brian H at July 23, 2005 02:51 PM

Fun times.

Posted by Will Franklin at July 23, 2005 05:40 PM

Actually, it was my idea.

Posted by Al Gore at July 23, 2005 09:14 PM

Way to go, Rand!
Sort of makes all the 'Monday morning quarterbacking' here worthwhile.... now if you can just get Griffin to listen! :)

Posted by SpaceCat at July 23, 2005 09:18 PM

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