rick m wrote:Hi Paul,
I hope a team somewhere can pull this off before the September 19th deadline. As I've stated before, if it doesn't happen by the deadline, and because of our late decision to try, we are working to see this happen at some point in time and would welcome the expertice of other teams that have/had been involved to join together with us (as a united "Team N-Prize") to see your challenge eventually happen. Heck, we are now looking at the N-Plus Prize as well. I just hope you're announcement isn't a cancelation of the challenge and even if it is, we are committed to still do it.
Since the deadline is now extended indefinitely, I would like to again invite teams that didn't think they had a chance, didn't have experience to do everything, or simply want to be a part of doing this to join together in this endeavor. The Sugar Shot project has been international in scope with many people and talents from all walks of life working together to accomplish the goal of getting a rocket powered by sugar into space.
I think the same model could work to get a rocket into orbit within Paul's limitations and if it doesn't quite meet those requirements it would still be note worthy and as an open source project as Sugar Shot is, everything done would be available for all to make use. And since new teams are now allowed, we could unite under a TEAM N-PRIZE to get this done. I already have several people that would like to do this, how about you?
Hard work is good for you, try it.