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I'm back from New Mexico. I got home about 11:30 last night. During my layover in Dallas, I learned from Robin Snelson, and saw on my Treo, that Armadillo didn't get the job done. It was a good attempt, though, and I think that it's actually good that all the money is still on the table for next year. Hopefully, their efforts this year will make it easier for others to raise the money in time for next year, where we can have a real competition.

One thing I don't understand, though. How do they break ties? Suppose that there had been two successful contenders this year, in terms of meeting the minimum prize requirements? Anyone know?

[Update a little after noon Eastern]

Paul Breed has an answer, that I'll assume is reliable, in comments. Also, Jeff Foust has posted some pictures of yesterday's events over at Flikr.

I actually think that this is the coolest picture from the event, and a unique one.

But then, I confess to a bias. (And note the pants creases from too much sitting in the press tent...)

Posted by Rand Simberg at October 22, 2006 09:10 AM
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The LLC rules have a tie breaking section.

If there are multiple winners the tie breaking is as follows:

Given the 2.5 hour window whatever vehicle can fly back and forth the most times in the window
will will the prize. The 90 and 180 second time limits are susspended for the tie breaker.

If this deos not break the tie then landing accuracy will be used.

If this does not break the tie then
the prize will be split.


Posted by Paul Breed at October 22, 2006 09:19 AM

Don't rest on your laurels. Let's hear another challenge suggestion. I am trying for a Quest Challenge of free zero g airplane flights for skill game winners.

Posted by Sam Dinkin at October 22, 2006 10:17 PM

Do we already have a 'standard docking ring'?

Posted by Al at October 22, 2006 11:15 PM

Sam, anything less boring than predicting weather.

Posted by Chris Mann at October 22, 2006 11:37 PM

Dig those groovy sandals!

Posted by Brad at October 23, 2006 01:59 AM

Hmm, if only I'd known what you look like before the event I could have said hi. Next time I'll know :)

Posted by Kevin Parkin at October 24, 2006 02:35 AM

at least you're not wearing socks with the sandals...

nice pic!

Posted by Robin at November 4, 2006 12:02 AM

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