Lunar Lander Challenged

One small step for NASA, One giant leap for the X Prize

eXtremely amateur video / X Prize Cup sneak peek

Team Armadillo‘s pre-qualifying flight was cancelled yesterday on account of rain, so here’s hoping for clear skies and calm winds today.

Too bad there’s not a Horizontal Rocket Challenge, or these guys might have a chance: The Orion Propulsion after-hours hobby team led by Tim Pickens shows off the Orion trailer, the Pickens family vintage rocket bikes, and the brand new Rocket Truck sponsored by Huntsville, Alabama-area companies Orion Propulsion and Miltec.

White & Nerdy by “Weird Al” Yankovic


Written by Robin

October 19, 2006 at 1:16 am

Posted in lunar lander

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  1. There is a way to land a craft on the Moon. One way is the (SSO) Single stage to orbit used by the Clipper. The original LM of NASA for the Apollo landings was by my calculations impossible to land. Thus, the search for a new Lander.

    I do have some ideas as to how to make a safe lunar landing, but….


    October 19, 2006 at 10:40 am

  2. Alan reports John got his license.

    Sam Dinkin

    October 19, 2006 at 9:43 pm

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