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Press Releases
Media representatives with questions should contact Tom Goodwin at or 703-560-7875.  

  • $2 Million Cash Prize Awarded to Stanfords Stanley as Five Autonomous Ground Vehicles Complete DARPA Grand Challenge Course (October 9, 2005) Press Release

  • Three Autonomous Ground Vehicles Complete 132 Mile Desert Course, Two More Continue the Route (October 8, 2005) Press Release

  • Important information for helicopter pilots covering the Grand Challenge (October 7, 2005). Also, pilots can pick up a paper copy of the route schematic from the Media Tent at Primm at 5 a.m. on October 8 Press Release

  • Finalists selected for DARPA Grand Challenge (October 5, 2005) Press Release

  • Twenty-two robotic ground vehicles have successfully traversed an obstacle course designed to resemble conditions that they will encounter in the October 8 DARPA Grand Challenge event. (October 3, 2005) Press Release

  • DARPA Grand Challenge National Qualification Event Run 1 Results
    (September 30, 2005) 

  • DARPA Grand Challenge Semifinals Opens With Historic Progress (September 29, 2005) Press Release

  • DARPA Grand Challenge Kicks Off with National Qualification Event (September 28, 2005) Press Release

  • DARPA announces Base of Operations for Grand Challenge 2005. (September 14, 2005)  Press Release

  • Top three alternate teams have been invited to the Grand Challenge 2005 National Qualification Event.  (August 23, 2005)  Press Release 

  • Grand Challenge Accommodations DARPA announced that Grand Challenge spectators should reserve accommodations in the vicinity of Las Vegas, Jean, and Primm in southern Nevada. (August 12, 2005) Press Release

  • 9 Teams Selected as Alternates for the National Qualification Event (July 5, 2005) Press Release

  • 40 Teams Advance to the National Qualification Event (June 6, 2005) Press Release

  • 118 Teams Selected for Site Visits (April 5, 2005) Press Release

  • 195 Teams Enter the Grand Challenge (February 15, 2005) Press Release

  • Applications increase as deadline approaches (Jan 21, 2005) Press Release

  • DARPA Director recognized for role in organizing the Grand Challenge.  (November 9, 2004)  Press Release

  • With one year until the Grand Challenge, DARPA publishes the rules and issues a team status press release.  (October 8, 2004)

  • Enthusiastic Response for DARPA Participants Conference. (August 16, 2004)  Press Release

  • DARPA Issues Preliminary Rules For Community Feedback. (August 2, 2004) Press Release  

  • DARPA issues Media Advisory about press briefing at the Participants Conference (July 19, 2004)

  • DARPA to accept applications for GC05 beginning August 14, 2004 (July 14, 2004)

  • Initial Press Release (June 8, 2004)

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