A $2M COMPETITION TO ADVANCE REPEATED ROCKET TRAVEL TO THE MOON.As part of NASA’s Centennial Challenges Program the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander XCHALLENGE not only jumpstarted a new era of sustainable lunar exploration, it demonstrated the power of partnership. When government, space agencies and entrepreneurs work together, amazing things can be accomplished, sometimes at a fraction of the cost. On November 5, 2009, XPRIZE and NASA announced the winners in an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. Learn more about the competition
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2009 CEREMONYOn November 5, 2009, XPRIZE and NASA hosted the NGLLXC awards ceremony in Washington D.C. There, XPRIZE awarded Masten Space Systems, led by David Masten with the top $1 million prize.
A California-based team of engineers has snagged a $1 million NASA prize by winning a pitched competition to fly homemade rockets on mock moon landing missions. Masten Space Systems of Mojave, Calif., successfully flew its rocket Xoie (pronounced Zoey) twice within a set time limit to qualify for
A future trip to the moon could use a commercial vehicle, if Armadillo Aerospace has anything to say about it. The company's rocket-powered craft pulled off a mock lunar landing on Saturday to qualify for a $1 million purse from NASA's Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge.
After months of deliberation and a crucial flight test, the Federal Aviation Administration cleared Armadillo Aerospace on Thursday to compete for a share of the $2 million Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge.