Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Lunar Lander Challenge Roundup - October 14, 2008

Unreasonable Rocket plans test on Wednesday - RLV News

FAA clears Armadillo powered rocket racer for exhibition flights - RLV News

I couldn't access the linked press release, but here's a copy from KRNV (Reno, Nevada).

The RLV News post links to this Cosmic Log post: ROCKET RACER IS 'GO' FOR SHOW. I wanted to point out the Lunar Lander Challenge piece:

Now those plans are off, and Whitelaw said one reason was that Armadillo is focusing on its third bid to win a six-figure or seven-figure prize in the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge. That contest takes place in Las Cruces right after the symposium.

"We need to focus on winning the Lunar Lander Challenge," Whitelaw said.

"We"? Yes, Whitelaw said "we." Does that hint at a more formal financial relationship in the future? ... I had to ask Whitelaw whether a similar deal was in the works with Armadillo.

"No comment," Whitelaw answered.