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From Lindbergh to Xprize

Format: Streaming
Length: 6.08
Grade Level: 7-12+
Closed Captioned

A prize led to the first transatlantic flight, and the Xprize opened competition in the space race.

Discussion Question:

How can a prize lead to innovation in a field such as space exploration/travel?

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