Thursday, July 18, 2013

Press Release: National Space Society Holding Contest to Celebrate Moon Landing

The National Space Society in Second Life will hold our annual commemoration of the First Moon Landing from 1pm to 7pm SL (Pacific) time on July 20. Prizes will be awarded during the event at 6pm SL (Pacific) time in the contest area at .

    Lunar Robotics - Build a piece of robotic equipment that would be useful in a moonbase to advance science, industry, or infrastructure in some innovative way.
    L$ 10,000 First Prize - Sponsored by First Responder/Confederated Response Force and by Archivopedia LLC
    L$  7,500 Second Prize - Sponsored by the National Space Society in Second Life
    L$  5,000 Third Prize - Sponsored by the Oregon L5 Society in Second Life

    256 prim equivalent land impact maximum per entry.
    Maximum size 15m x 15m x 15m per entry.
    Scripting is not necessary, but will be considered favorably.
    Mesh and sculpted prims are allowed.
    Efficiency of land impact and script load will be considered favorably.
    All entries must be an original design and each prim be the creation of the participant.
    All entrants must provide a notecard describing the build.
    No weapons or mature themes allowed, and all builds must adhere to the Terms of Service of Second Life at
    We reserve the right to limit the number of entries based on space and sim resources available.
    We require at least one copy of the entry build which will become the property of NSS in SL: unlocked with copy, mod, no trans perms (extra consideration for full perms); full perm copies of all texture files used; and full perm scripts in order to judge suitability, algorithms and efficiency, and to enable customization for our own purposes. By entering you will be granting us non-commercial, non-exclusive rights in all of these.
    Decisions of the judges will be final.

To Enter:
    You must request admission to the "NSS Contestants" role in the National Space Society group from either Ariel Miranda or Banker Tomorrow.
    Once you are wearing the "NSS Contestant" group tag go to the contest area:
    Select a numbered building platform that is empty and rez a placeholder on it with your name as creator (a basic prim will do.)
    You have until 5pm SL (Pacific) time on July 20 to complete your build, keeping the above rules in mind.

Please direct any questions or comments to Archivist Llewellyn or Ariel Miranda.

We are the in-world presence of the National Space Society, an international organization of like-minded people, from the interested public to grassroots activists to astronauts and space scientists.

National Space Society website:

NSS in SL group:

Meetings are held here weekly at 3pm SL time on Mondays

National Space Society (128, 152, 1260)

"Our Vision:  People living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth, and the use of the vast resources of space for the dramatic betterment of humanity."

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