Google Lunar X Prize Registration Fee Hiked By 200 Percent

The registration fee for the Google Lunar X Prize was hiked from $10,000 to $30,000 on January 1. In a New Year’s Eve blog posting, the X Prize’s William Pomerantz minimized the increase and said that it had increased the number of registrations:

“In the grand scheme of the competition, this $20,000 difference isn’t all that large–afterall, most teams are talking about spending tens of millions of dollars….My mailbox has been very busy over the past few weeks with new registrations and new letters of intent. I hope to see many more coming in in over the rest of the day!”