Monday, June 04, 2007

Armadillo Lunar Lander Challenge test flights

RLV News has all the links you need to check out the videos, messages, and descriptions of Armadillo's test flights that show they can win the level 1 version of the Lunar Lander Challenge event. Now they just have to make sure they can reproduce the feat reliably, just like they would have to in a real lunar lander. Check out all the links because it's quite impressive and interesting. When you get to John's notes on the tests, follow up on the pictures, too - among other things you'll see pictures of the modular vehicle being made.

Personal Spaceflight also has a good post on the tests. Follow the "Armadillo Aerospace" category link to see more information about the modular vehicles. Also, here's an earler post from New Scientist magazine.