Tuesday, November 25, 2008

2009 Lunar Lander Challenge Approach

2009 Lunar Lander Challenge - format and organization info - RLV News - From the Launch Pad comes a description of how the 2009 Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge will be handled:

Moving forward, the concept of conducting a large common event at which all teams fly their vehicles is likely not financially sustainable for the Foundation. Additionally, the conduct of such an event imposes non-negligible expenses on our teams ... the fairest and most sustainable model may prove to be one where each team plays host to a crew of Judges and X PRIZE personnel at a facility of their choice. ... the X PRIZE Foundation is committed to providing all teams a reasonable amount of time to prepare for the 2009 contest ...