Lunar Lander Challenged

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Masten Space Lander “Trinity 1”

Jon Goff posted an update to Masten Space Systems blog, detailing the work in progress on XA 0.1, the vehicle specially designed to win Lunar Lander Challenge prize money. He says hold-down tests if not tethered flight tests will most likely begin at the end of next week.

Jon doesn’t mention the Lunar Lander Challenge in his technical update, but the previous post by Masten Space business manager Michael Mealling says they’ve teamed with a company called Race2Space to find and manage vehicle sponsorships.

The result is a website called where you can sign up for all sorts of sponsorship slots.

So far, Race2Space has only one Team in its Teams section: Team Masten. And also the first mention of Team Masten’s Lander Challenge vehicle name:

Race2Space is proud to offer public sponsorship on the outer skin of their experimental space vehicle, Trinity 1, that will be participating in the X Prize Cup Competition October 2006.

Gain out of this world exposure in advertising your business or name on Trinity 1 and you will be assisting sponsorship on mans greatest adventure.

Written by spacefaring

July 26, 2006 at 6:41 pm

Posted in lunar lander

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