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
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.