SUMMARY: NASA has announced that its next Centennial Challenge will invite teams to try and extract air from lunar soil: the MoonROx (Moon Regolith Oxygen) challenge. Specifically, the teams will need to build a piece of hardware within mass and power requirements that can extract 5 kg (11 lbs) of oxygen out of simulated lunar soil within an 8 hour period. The first team to succeed will win $250,000 USD. The competition expires June 1, 2008, if nobody is able to take the prize.
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