Thursday, April 03, 2008

Lunar Challengers You Know and Maybe Another

RLV News has as usual been keeping us up to date on the Lunar Lander Challenge competitors, including Armadillo and its review of recent tests, the suborbital marketplace, and Google Lunar X PRIZE test vehicle prices. There's also a link to an Unreasonable Rocket vehicle rendering. Check the comments in both cases.

I'm not sure what to make of the YouTube videos I stumbled across here and here - is this another potential LLC competitor?

RLV News also points out the detailed cover story on the Google Lunar X PRIZE teams in the current issue of Space LifeStyle. There's also an interesting article by Eligar Sadeh on commercial space and government policy that mentions several prizes as demonstrating one way the government can foster a thriving commercial space industry.