$30,000,000 from Google for a moon shot!

It's nothing to do with scalability of web applications but for those of you out there that like to dream big here is a big targetmoon_20_poster.jpg for you!  Google will give you $30,000,000 to the first privately funded organization to successfully land a rover on the moon.  This is like the recently awarded $10 million Ansari X Prize for private space flight.  This definitely deserves an interesting things post and it will take some scalable and reliable systems to get there.