Win a Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Mouse!

Are you looking to win the greatest PC mouse ever created? We’ve teamed up with the good people at Logitech to give one lucky winner (UK) the chance to win this incredible gaming mouse. Equipped with the latest wireless technology, the G900 offers up flawless performance that’s even faster and more accurate than its rivals, and that includes wired models!

Ultra light, fast, accurate and ready to take the competitive gaming world by storm, the G900 Chaos Spectrum is a fantastic mouse. It can be used wireless and wired, comes with a fully ambidextrous design, modular buttons, a 1ms report rate, and one of (if not the) best sensors on the market.

Features

  • 6-11 programmable buttons (depending on side button configuration)
  • Lightweight hyperfast tilt scroll wheel
  • Customizable RGB Lighting
  • Metal pivot main key design
  • Metal spring button tensioning system

Tracking

  • Resolution: 200 – 12,000 dpi
  • Max. acceleration: >40G*
  • Max. speed: >300 ips*

* Tested on Logitech G240 Gaming Mouse Pad

Responsiveness

  • USB data format: 16 bits/axis
  • USB report rate: 1000 Hz (1ms)
  • Wireless report rate: 1000Hz(1ms)
  • Wireless technology: Custom 2.4GHz
  • Microprocessor: 32-bit ARM

Physical Specs

  • Length: 130mm
  • Width: 67mm
  • Height: 40mm
  • Weight: 107 grams (mouse only)

Glide

  • Dynamic coefficient of friction**: .11 μ (k)
  • Static coefficient of friction**: .17 μ (s)

**Tested on wood-veneer desktop

Durability

  • Buttons (Left / Right): 20 million clicks
  • Feet: 250 kilometers

Want to know more about the G900? Check out our full review here and check out the official Logitech product page here.

“In high-pressure moments, latency can be the difference between winning it all or losing. With millions on the line, top eSports professionals can depend on G900 Chaos Spectrum. Featuring a 1-millisecond report rate and our highly optimized 2.4GHz wireless connection, Chaos Spectrum delivers incredible responsiveness for competition-level twitch targeting.” – Logitech

To enter, just fill out the form below. Good luck!

Win a Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Mouse!

Drone Racing Has Its First Champion

Drones are the latest piece of technology that everyone must have. From planting trees in the jungle to watching your beaches for sharks, drones have developed from something in films to the technology you can pick up at your local store. With a new form of technology comes a new form of racing, drone racing. This weekend, Drone racing got its first champion!

A 15-year-old British teenager has just won first place in the Drone Prix that wast hosted in Dubai. Luke Bannister won a whopping $250,000 after coming first in the first Drone Prix, which had a total of over $1 million up to grabs in its prize pool.  In the end, it came down to Bannister’s team, the Tornado X-Blades Banni-UK facing off against Dubai’s very own Dronetek.

To help the racers keep up with their drones they use special headsets, designed to stream the content from their drones on board cameras to the controller while a second camera was often found around the course, allowing spectators to view and follow the race from different points of view.

Do you like the idea of drone racing? Are you interested in taking part yourself? Tell us your thoughts and feelings in the description below.

QPAD DX-20 Mouse & CT PRO Mouse Pad Competition!

Ready to take your gaming to the next level? We’ve teamed up with the awesome people at QPAD to give one lucky winner the chance to win their award winning DX-20 Pro Gaming Mouse, as well as their lovely CT Pro Mouse Pad.

Having just won our Editors Choice award here at eTeknix, we’re very happy to have a brand new DX-20 gaming mouse for our readers, and with performance suitable for eSports and competitive gaming, we’re sure the winner is going to love their prize.

Flawless sensor performance, exceptional build quality, customisable RGB lighting, high-quality Omron switches and more, are just some of the features we loved about this mouse and if you want to find out more, you can check out our full review right here.

If you’re interested in knowing more about QPAD, you can check out the official DX-20 product page here, or pick one up from Overclockers UK for a very reasonable £49.99. You can also find more information on the CT Pro here.

Thank you QPAD for providing us with these awesome prizes. Now, all you have to do is follow the steps in the box below, and you’ll be in with a chance of winning some new gaming gear. Good luck!

QPAD DX-20 Mouse & CT PRO Mouse Pad Competition!

Win a 2-Bay QNAP TS-231+ NAS!

Eager to win another awesome prize? Of course you are! We’ve teamed up with QNAP to give you all the chance to win one of their lovely new TS-231+ two-bay NAS devices, perfect for the connected home, streaming your multimedia files, backing up all your important memories and more!

“The TS-231+ is a powerful yet easy-to-use network storage center for backup, synchronization, remote access, and home entertainment. With the Notes Station, you can easily create digital notes on a secure private cloud and share with colleagues and friends at no extra cost. Powered by an advanced ARM® Cortex®-A15 dual-core processor and 1GB RAM, the TS-231+ delivers outstanding multitasking performance as a SOHO NAS featuring three USB 3.0 and dual LAN ports. See how TS-231+ can enhance your working productivity & digital life.”

  • Build a private cloud-based notebook to share with colleagues and friends with the Notes Station 2.0 and Qnotes mobile app
  • Organize & manage files and backup tasks in one centralized location
  • Full NAS encryption by volume-based technology and hardware acceleration
  • Synchronize files between computers, laptops, and mobile devices
  • Create a 24/7 surveillance center for your home/small office
  • Stream your multimedia library via DLNA, AirPlay & Chromcast and play on TV
  • Transcode videos offline and enjoy smooth video streaming even with restricted network connection

For more information on the TS-231+ check out the official product page here.

Thank you QUNAP for providing us with this fantastic prize, and good luck to everyone entering!

Win a 2-Bay QNAP TS-231+ NAS!

Win an MSI GE62 and Limited Edition GT Omega Gaming Chair!

As one competition ends, we’re right back and ready to rock with an even bigger one! We’ve teamed up with the awesome people at MSI and GT Omega Racing to give you all a chance to win an incredible prize bundle. Not only can you win a powerful gaming notebook, but you’ll also get a comfy gaming chair to sit in too!

The MSI GE62 is well equipped, featuring a 15.6″ display, Core i7 processor, GTX 960M graphics, SteelSeries keyboard and so much more; this is a great device for gaming at home and on the go. The GT Omega Racing Chair is a little special too, featuring a custom MSI theme that’s so rare, you can’t actually buy one anywhere, making this competition that little bit more exciting.

We want to say a massive thank you to both MSI and GT Omega for putting up these prizes. I’m sure you’re all eager to win, so hit up the link below and get your entries in. Good luck!

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Vibox Element X Green Gaming PC Competition Winner Revealed!

It has been a busy few weeks, as we’ve been watching the entries for our Vibox Element X Green Gaming PC Competition roll in, clocking up an impressive 21179 entries in total, but of course, there can (unfortunately) be only one winner!

With Christmas rapidly approaching, we naturally can’t wait to start giving out some epic prizes and one lucky winner will soon be receiving a fantastic gift worth £649.

Check out the full specifications below:

  • 4.4GHz AMD FX-6300 6-Core CPU *Overclocked*
  • MSI 990FXA-GD65 Motherboard
  • MSI R9 380 2GB Graphics Card
  • Patriot Blast 120GB SSD
  • [AMD ONLY] 8GB Patriot 1600MHz DDR3
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home + Installation
  • Vibox Predator Green Gaming Case
  • Thermaltake Water 3.0 Performer C Water Cooling System
  • Vibox 600W 80Plus Certified PSU
  • 24x DVD-RW Optical Drive
  • Lifetime Evolution Warranty – Build Charge, Shock-Proof Packaging, Express Delivery, 2 Year Parts Cover, Lifetime Labour & Tech Support
  • Internal LED Lighting Kit – Green

A massive thank you to Vibox for providing us with this amazing prize and be sure to keep an eye on our Competitions tab, as we’ve got plenty more prizes coming soon on eTeknix.

So, the question you’ve all been waiting for an answer to. Who is the winner? A massive congratulations to…

Ryan Plomer of Glasgow

We’ve contacted the winner by email, please respond with your details as soon as possible so we can get your prize allocated as soon as possible.

Steam Game of Your Choice Winner!

Have you been waiting to find out if you won our Steam game competition? Well then, I have great news for you, as we’ve picked the lucky winner, who gets to choose their own game from the vast library on Steam, with a maximum value of £40!

What game will the winner choose? Grand Theft Auto, The Witcher 3, Metal Gear Solid, we can’t wait to find out! But for now, we want to see a massive congratulations to Steven Hartley! Well done Steven, we’ve dropped you an email to confirm your details and will endevour to get your code out to you as soon as possible.

Thank you everyone who took part and remember, we’ve got lots of awesome competitions running right now and plenty more on the way!

Win a Steam game (up to £40) of your choice!

Win a Syber Vapor K Steam Machine Worth £999!

To mark the OFFICIAL launch of Steam Machines, we’ve joined forces with the awesome people at Cyberpower to give away a Cyber Power Syber Steam Machine Vapor K worth £ 999 inc. VAT!

Included in the spec is the latest 6th Gen Intel Core i7, an NVIDIA GTX 970 4GB GPU, Steam OS and the groundbreaking Steam Controller. Full specifications here.

With such great gaming hardware, there is no doubt that someone is going to be very happy with this prize, giving you a super fast Steam Machine to play on this Christmas. If you’re ready to enter this fantastic competition, just hit up the link below. Good luck!

Thank you Cyberpower for providing us with this incredible prize!

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Win a Vibox Element X Green Gaming PC Worth £649!

Are you ready to enter our latest competition? We’ve teamed up with the awesome people at Vibox to give away their new Element X gaming PC. That’s right, a full gaming PC! Equipped with an overclocked AMD FX-6300 and an MSI R9 380 2GB, the Element X is a great all-round system for day-to-day use and high-end gaming and offers excellent value for money at £649.96.

“If you want to play the latest titles without breaking the bank then our electrifying Element X gaming PC is perfect for you. Perfect for playing the latest games on high settings. We’ve rigorously tested our Element system and games like Grand Theft Auto 5, Skyrim, League of Legends, DOTA, DayZ, Battlefield Hardline run on Medium and High settings at 1080p like they were made for this PC. Hand-built by our expert technicians in our very own Vibox Signature Chassis, each PC is rigorously tested before leaving our workshop facility. Finally, to ensure you get the absolute most out of your gaming PC, we professionally overclock the processor, so your PC will be able to tackle the latest games for years to come.”

Check out the full specifications below:

  • 4.4GHz AMD FX-6300 6-Core CPU *Overclocked*
  • MSI 990FXA-GD65 Motherboard
  • MSI R9 380 2GB Graphics Card
  • Patriot Blast 120GB SSD
  • [AMD ONLY] 8GB Patriot 1600MHz DDR3
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home + Installation
  • Vibox Predator Green Gaming Case
  • Thermaltake Water 3.0 Performer C Water Cooling System
  • Vibox 600W 80Plus Certified PSU
  • 24x DVD-RW Optical Drive
  • Lifetime Evolution Warranty – Build Charge, Shock-Proof Packaging, Express Delivery, 2 Year Parts Cover, Lifetime Labour & Tech Support
  • Internal LED Lighting Kit – Green

Thank you Vibox for giving us this awesome prize. If you want to win, just hit up the app below to enter. Good luck!

Win a Vibox Element X Green Gaming PC Worth £649!

Silverstone Strider Gold Series 1500W Power Supply Competition Winner!

It’s that time of the week again, as one of our glorious competitions has now come to an end, which means it’s time to reveal our lucky winner!

With an incredible and extremely powerful Silverstone Strider Gold Series 1500W Power Supply up for grabs, these no doubt that our winner will have no issues powering their rig, or even restarting the core of a planet, whatever it is 1500W PSUs are used for these days.

The random bean machine has been fired up, the name has been drawn, so let’s answer the ultimate question.

Did I Win?

Win a Chillblast Fusion Mantis Skylake Gaming PC

Want to win this fantastic gaming PC worth £779? Of course you do! The Fusion Mantis would make a great first PC, or even an upgrade to your current one and all you have to do to enter is follow the simple steps below.

One lucky winner is going to feel like Christmas has come early this year, just check out the specs below and fill out the entry form for your chance to win this spectacular prize!

  • NZXT Source 340 Mid Tower Case
  • Intel Core i5 6600K Processor overclocked to up to 4.4GHz
  • Corsair H55 Liquid Cooler
  • Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI Motherboard
  • GeForce GTX 960 2GB Graphics Card
  • 8GB 2133MHZ DDR4 Memory
  • 1000GB Seagate SSHD Hybrid Drive
  • Corsair CX600 PSU
  • Onboard High Definition Audio
  • Windows 10 Home 64bit

“The Mantis adds to our line-up of monster gaming PCs with serious bite. Slick and deadly inside NZXT’s new Source 340 mid tower case in either black or white, the Mantis is armed with Nvidia’s brand new GTX 960 2GB graphics card to deliver stunning gaming performance. An i5 6600K processor overclocked up to a whopping 4.4Ghz, 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI motherboard all combine to ensure the Mantis is always a powerful step ahead of the competition. A Corsair H55 liquid cooler keeps everything running at optimum temperatures and an intelligent Seagate 1TB SSHD hybrid means you’re not going to run out of places to put your steam library any time soon.

This system comes fully installed with Windows 10 Home 64bit as standard, and includes NVIDIA GeForce Experience that optimizes games for your PC, right out of the box, with one-click drivers and settings!” – Chillblast

Win a Chillblast Fusion Mantis Skylake Gaming PC

Win One of Ten Netis AV500 Powerline Adapter Kits (UK Only)

Are you ready to win yourself another awesome prize? Of course you are! We’ve joined forces with our friends at Netis and Target Components to bring you ten Netis PL7500 AV 500 Powerline Adapter Kits, offering you a convenient way to expand your home or office network!

All you have to do is follow the steps below!

Win One of Ten Netis AV500 Powerline Adapter Kits (UK Only)

Good luck everyone, we can’t wait to see which game the winner picks!

Win a Steam Game of Your Choice!

Ready to win yourself an awesome prize? We’re giving away a Steam game of your choice to one lucky winner! All you have to do is follow us on Twitter and send out the required Tweet to be entered into the draw, how easy is that!

Grand Theft Auto, The Witcher 3, Metal Gear Solid, the choice is yours. With up to £40 GBP in value at your disposal, you’re free to pick a game from the massive Steam library; it’ll be like Christmas has come early.

Win a Steam game (up to £40) of your choice!

Good luck everyone, we can’t wait to see which game the winner picks!

Ark: Survival Gets New Content and $25k Mod Contest!

Ark: Survival sees you play in a tropical desert-bound environment with everything from other players, to dinosaurs to giant fortresses guarded by a mixture of the former two. All of this combined with large servers and large scale graphics results in a game that is selling well given it is still in development; yet more seems to keep coming with their latest updates.

Firstly you can now start adding your own mods to the game. Ever wanted to create a dinosaur catapult, or how about a trap door for those pesky T-Rex’s? Well, now you can get them and enjoy as you watch your castle become a fortress and your dinosaur become a walking tank.

To kick-start the modding, the creators of Ark: Survival have teamed up with Alienware to host a modding contest. With a grand price of $15k, a brand new Area-51 desktop with a GTX 980ti, your mods could soon become super charged with that little extra firepower behind your rig. With second place holding $5k, an x51 desktop and a GTX 960 graphics card with third following at $2.5k and a 960 graphics card, some people are going to be coming out of the modding contest with smiles on their faces.

Thew new game mode, survival of the fittest, was actually built using these mod tools and pits players against each other in an arena match which shrinks over time, eventually forcing players into a smaller space in which to meet their fates.

With all these features and added components to the game, are you interested in herding dinosaurs and building a fort?

Thank you PCGamesN for the information.

Image courtesy of Steam and Studio Wildcard.

Subreddit Wants to Make a Random Person a Millionaire

A novel reddit group wants to make a randomly chosen subscriber a millionaire. The subreddit, r/millionairemakers, asks members to agree to donate a dollar each to form a prize pot, with the winner randomly drawn from a lot of all entrants.

The subreddit has made previous attempts to raise and award a million dollars to a redditor, but after eight tries, the highest prize pot accrued was $11,400. The hope is that its popularity – and its egalitarian approach, with no one but the draw winner taking any money – will soar to the point that it can offer prizes closer to seven-figure sums.

To enter, simply post a comment in the latest prize draw thread, by which you will be agreeing to donate a dollar to the winner; effectively, an entry fee. Only users with accounts older than 30 days, and with a history of activity, are eligible. Draws take place every third Friday of the month. at 06:30 EST.

“Remember, this is about generosity, about making history, and about coming together to make someone’s life better,” reads an admin post on MillionaireMakers. “So take 3 minutes to donate a bit to the winner, whether you’re well off and want to donate a few bucks, or going through tough times and can only donate a few cents. Every cent counts.”

The latest MillionaireMakers draw thread can be found here.

Thank you Business Insider for providing us with this information.

Astro A38 Wireless PC & Mobile Headset Competition

Eager to win yourself a sweet new headset? We’ve teamed up with the good people as Astro to give away one of their very impressive A38 Wireless Bluetooth headsets. The A38 is a great addition to any desktop or mobile audio setup, giving you the option to make calls, listen to music, play your games and more without the distractions of the outside world. They’re packed full of features such as noise cancelling microphones, Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, HSP and AVRCP, with a retail price of £170/$200.

Thank you Astro for providing us with this awesome prize and remember you can follow Astro on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with their latest and greatest products and competitions.

Want to know even more about this awesome prize? Check out our full review here.

Entering couldn’t be easier and we’ve got lots of cool ways for you to earn extra entries and increase your chances of winning this fantastic prize.

Astro A38 Wireless Headset Competition

Dreamhack LAN Event Coming to London This Year!

Have you heard about DreamHack? You haven’t? Well, you should know that it is the biggest computer festival in the world! The best part about it is that it will be hosted at the Copper Box Arena in London this September.

The event started out as a StarCraft II competition back in 2012, making its way across Europe to get fans and professional gamers involved. However, not only does DreamHack come to the UK for the first time this year, it also added a new title to the event, namely Counter Strike: Global Offensive.

The UK seems to be the seventh country the event is expanding into, having already scooped up 104,000 visitors and 15 million unique visitors via live stream last year.

DreamHack is opened to everyone, either professional or amateur gamer, with a grand prize of $40,000 for the best player put up for grabs. Tickets seem to be £10 for one day or £18 for both days. The event will be in London between the 19th and 20th of September, after which it will head over to Stockholm, Cluj-Napoca, Winter and Moscow.

More details about the event and 2016 dates can be found over on the official website here. So what do you think? Are you going to attend? Let us know!

Thank you Bit-Tech for providing us with this information

Image courtesy of eSPORTSGO

Upgrade Your System With Silverstone Competition!

It’s that glorious time once again, as we’ve teamed up with Silverstone to bring you an incredible prize package that will spark a new lease of life into your current system, or act as a base for your next system build. Either way, we’ve got some great hardware up for grabs!

To say thanks to our sponsor and to stay up to date with all the latest product news, competitions and more, you can like the Silverstone Facebook page here.

Silverstone have been kind enough to provide us with three incredible prizes, all of which will go to one lucky winner!Prizes

So what are you waiting for?

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ASRock X99 Extreme6 Motherboard Giveaway Winner!

We love giving away prizes here at eTeknix and today is no exception. We’ve had the incredible ASRock X99 Extreme6 motherboard up for grabs in our latest competition, but now the competition has run its course and we’ve fired up the random bean machine to pick a lucky winner for this incredible prize.

The motherboard packs a lot of high-end features that will help you take advantage of many of the latest technologies, and the performance boost that they can bring. Of course, I’m delaying you like crazy here, so let’s get right to it and ask that all important question…

 

Did I Win?

PC Game Giveaway Winner!

 

Our last game giveaway was a bit hit, so we thought it would only be fair to give you all another chance to win a new game! This last few weeks, we’ve seen loads of entries and people asking for all kinds of cool games, from Final Fantasy to Grand Theft Auto V. The cool thing is, the game you win is up to you and after a slight delay, we’ve finally picked the lucky winner on our forums!

So the question you’ve all been waiting for…

Did I Win?

Dota 2 Championship Prize May Reach Record $11.5 Million

Dota 2 has been getting a lot of attention lately and it’s now seen in its annual championship tournament, where the prize pool could reach $11.5 million, setting it as a new record in the game’s championship history. Pretty impressive, huh?

This year marks the fifth International Dota 2 Championship event and it is said that the prize reached $11.4 million this Friday thanks to the money brought in from virtual Compendium. This is really overwhelming since the prize pool started off with a $1.6 million budget at the end of April.

However, in just a matter of days, the prize money reached $5.5 million. This was mainly due to a lot of Compendium sales, which is the sum of in-game challenges, fantasy league-style predictions and in-game cosmetics rewards. Thanks to its fans and players, competitors now will have the opportunity to have a lot of fun, fight for the top and maybe even end up filling their bank account with a small fortune.

In terms of Compendium sales, the basic one costs you $9,99. Should you want to spend more, there is also a $27,99 variant, 25% of which goes to the prize pool. This year Compendium owners are said to have more rewards as they level by watching games, collecting player cards and other such activities.

Thank you Polygon for providing us with this information

PC Game Giveaway!

After the popularity of our last Steam game giveaway, many of you have been crying out for us to do it again, so here we are, giving you more chances to win a free PC game!

There’s so many great games on PC that have just been released, such as Grand Theft Auto V and The Witcher 3, no doubt there are a fair few games sitting on your wishlist right now, so what are you waiting for? Let’s get this party started!

It couldn’t be simpler to enter, so just hit up the link below for more details!

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Upgrade Your System With Antec Competition Winner!

It’s competition winner time again! With our Antec competition now at an end, we get to pick one lucky winner to receive a cool update bundle. The winner will be getting a new chassis, power supply and an AIO water cooler!

A massive thank you to Antec for providing us with these prizes and thank you to everyone who entered. Join us in saying congratulations to the lucky winner!

So the question you’re dying to ask…

Did I Win?

Steam Game Giveaway!

It’s competition time again and this time, I thought we should try something a little different and let you pick the prize! We know you all love computer games, but who would want to enter a competition to win Grand Theft Auto V if they already own that game! So we’re letting you pick the game and that way, we know you’re going to get something you really want, be that Goat Simulator or Grand Theft Auto!

It couldn’t be simpler to enter, so just hit up the link below for more details!

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Gigabyte Host Charity Raffle at Insomnia i54

Insomnia i54 is well under way now and to get things off to a great start, Gigabyte have been hosting a big charity raffle at the event, with the help of other sponsors such as AOC, HyperX, Antec and Tesoro. Tickets were £1 each, with enough tickets sold to fill out the main hall this afternoon for the prize draw.

Just check out some of the cool prizes below, X99 SOC Force motherboard from Gigabyte, an AOC Monitor, Antec chassis and a whole lot more!

The hall was packed with people eager to win, but also with those eager to support the charity, for which the raffle was held.


All the money raised from the raffle will be donated to Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice, so well done Gigabyte and everyone else involved in making this such a huge success!

Copenhagen Games 2015 Becomes an Official Starcraft II WCS Global Event

The Copenhagen Games 2015 has announced in their recent release that they are now listed as an official WCS Global Event is the Starcraft II World Championship Series. The top finishers can now expect to take a piece of the $10,000 prize pool, as well as be awarded with a lot of prestige and glory.

The event will be running on 1-3 of April at the Oksnehallen exhibition hall in Copenhagen, having the Starcraft II specific online qualifiers finishing on March 21st. People who desire to participate can go here to get more information and sign-up for the event.

Thank you TweakTown for providing us with this information

Billionaire Wants to Start Mining the Moon in 2016

Could the Moon and its resources be used to aid humanity in the future? Naveen Jain, co-founder and chairman of California-based company Moon Express, explains that their plan is to explore the Moon for “resources of benefit to humanity”.

The Moon is known for its vast riches like gold, cobalt, iron, palladium, platinum, tungsten and Helium-3, a gas that can be used in future fusion reactors to provide nuclear power without radioactive waste. However, who ‘owns the Moon’? The United Nations’ 1979 Moon Agreement, states that “the Moon and its natural resources are the common heritage of mankind”, while UN’s Outer Space Treaty, states that “the exploration and use of outer space shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interests of all countries and shall be the province of all mankind”.

“Today, people look at diamonds as this rare thing on Earth,” Jain said. “Imagine telling someone you love her by giving her the Moon.”

NASA is apparently working with Moon Express to develop robotic spacecrafts. Moon Express is said to have signed an agreement to take over the decommissioned Space Launch Complex 36 at Cape Canaveral. The launch pad will be used for Moon Express’s lander development and flight-test operations.

“Clearly, NASA has an amazing amount of expertise when it comes to getting to the Moon, and it wants to pass that knowledge on to a company like ours that has the best chance of being successful,” Jain said.

Also, Moon Express has been granted a $1 million prize from Google for taking part in the Google-sponsored Lunar X Prize, organised by the X Prize Foundation, that will award $30 million to the first company that lands a commercial spacecraft on the Moon, travels 500 meters across its surface and sends high-definition images and video back to Earth before the end of 2016.

“The purpose is to show that for the first time, a company has developed the technology to land softly on the Moon,” Jain stated. “Landing on the moon is not the hard part. Landing softly is the hard part.”

Moon Express is said to further test its robotic spacecraft at the end of the month. The MX-1, its lander, is said to take off from the pad and go up and sideways before landing back on the pad. Should the test be successful, the MX-1 will be deemed ready to travel to the Moon.

Thank you NEWS.co.au for providing us with this information