Lunar Lander Challenged

One small step for NASA, One giant leap for the X Prize eXclusive / nagging questions

Despite Setbacks, Teams Set Sights On Lunar Lander Purse – By Leonard David, Senior Space Writer posted: 27 October 2006 11:40 am ET ~ This story is a good wrap-up of Lunar Lander Challenge, although it still leaves some questions unanswered and mysteries unsolved. For instance:

Will there ever be an X Prize Cup webcast archive at

Why do the rules for Lunar Lander Challenge prohibit propellants with Hydrogen Peroxide in concentrations above 70 percent, but RocketMan can launch himself only a few feet away from the crowd with the banned fuel?

Why did Armadillo’s lander legs collapse on contact? Just a careless design flaw? Or was it a sportsmanlike gesture, a way of winning the day without ending the contest …? They will never ever admit to such a thing, but I have my suspicions…

Written by spacefaring

October 27, 2006 at 6:52 pm

Posted in lunar lander

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