30 Jul '11, 9pm

Google and NASA Team Up for a Green Flight Challenge with $1.65M Prize

Photo: Mary Paulose under a Creative Commons license . Air travel may be time efficient, but based on planes' carbon emissions , it's not good for the environment. And while purchasing carbon offsets is a good move, it's just a drop in the bucket. Tha's why Google has teamed up with aircraft technology research group the CAFE Foundation to sponsor the NASA Centennial Challenge competition, called the Green Flight Challenge . The more than $1 million first place prize will go to the team that designs the aircraft that best shows that the emission-free flight is not only possible, it's practical. 13 teams are competing for the largest ever prize in civilian aviation. The challenge: design an aircraft prototype than can fly 200 miles in under two hours, and achieve the equivalent 1 gallon of gasoline per passenger. Seven of the entered planes are electric; the rest run on die...

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