Diagoras writes: Astrobotic Technology, a contender for the Google Lunar X Prize, has announced a contract with SpaceX to launch their lunar probe no earlier than 2013. The Lunar X Prize currently stands at 20 million dollars, with NASA providing additional incentives.
"The fundamental principle of science, the definition almost, is this: the
sole test of the validity of any idea is experiment."
-- Richard P. Feynman