2008 Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge

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Today begins the 2008 competition for the Nothrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge. Nine teams were originally scheduled to compete but it looks like the competition will be between only two. The two competitors are the returning favorite Armadillo Aerospace and the new underdog first time team TrueZer0. Will Armadillo successfully complete the challenge on it’s third try?

You can watch the competition Live on this webcast

View last years attempt by Armadillo

UPDATEArmadillo ran out of time on the first flight window but was able to get in one good flight. They get at least 3 more flight windows.

TrueZer0 craft was destroyed in a spectacular crash on their first attempt.

UPDATE 2 Armadillo Aerospace team have  won the Northrop Grumman Level 1 contest. Tomorrow they will attempt the much more difficult Level 2

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2 Responses to 2008 Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge

  1. huong says:

    have a nice day!!!

  2. ghostNASA says:

    .

    it seems that Ares-1 has some new (BIG) problems:

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/space/orl-ares2608oct26,0,561055.story

    but, don’t worry!

    there are (at least) TWO cheap, simple and reliable ways to SOLVE the Ares-1 liftoff-drift issue, as explained in this ghostNASA article:

    http://www.ghostnasa.com/posts/040aresdrift.html

    .

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