Bloody h**l [:D], I was hoping the Russians would
win. Not because they are Russians [;)], but
because I thought they had the best design
so far - a small and fully reusable rocket launched
from an AN-124 freighter plane (advisably as it flies
east above the equator - to maximize momentum).
I mean, there's just no real innovation in
a simple rocket and I bet the costs are relativly
high compared to a number of other projects.
BTW, the official site with all the projects in
detail can be found here: www.XPRIZE.com
Live long and prosper.