Sunday, October 26, 2008

Armadillo Aerospace wins Round One of the Lunar Lander Challenge

Armadillo Aerospace won the Level One portion of the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge, flying at Las Cruces International Airport on October 25 and earning the $350,000 in prize money.

While they made an attempt to win Level Two on Saturday, Armadillo was unable to pull off a double victory, leaving $1.65 million worth of prize money on the table.

According to, “The Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge is over for the day. John Carmack and his Armadillo Aerospace team have declared no more flights today. They have run into a problem with their vehicle that needs significant testing - issues that must be addressed before flight can be resumed.”