Congratulations to Armadillo Aerospace!

Armadillo Aerospace officially completed the 2009 Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge Level 2.

Level 2 requires the rocket to fly for 180 seconds before landing precisely on a simulated lunar surface constructed with craters and boulders. The minimum flight times are calculated so that the Level 2 mission closely simulates the power needed to perform a real descent from lunar orbit down to the surface of the Moon. First place is a prize of $1 million while second is $500,000.

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