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Lunar Landing Challenge Day Two

Armadillo's attempt at Level Two (a million dollar purse) starts in a few minutes. Webcast is here.


Well, there was a problem. There was a hard start, and the vehicle fell over on its side. Not clear how recoverable it is.

[Afternoon update]

That's it for this year. They aren't going to make another attempt today. Clark Lindsey has the story.

That leaves most of the money still on the table, but at least Armadillo didn't go home empty handed this time.

[Update an hour or so later]

Jeff Foust has a picture of the burned-through nozzle that resulted from the lean fuel mixture.


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Tom Hill wrote:

The Link for the burn-through leads to Bill Whittle's essay

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