The first Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge ever


WORLD'S FIRST
LUNAR LANDER CHALLENGE

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When was the world's first Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge?

The Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge is a competition funded by NASA that offers a prizes for teams that can build a lunar lander like, rocket powered, vihicle that must then fly up, horizontally and land on a designated landing pad. There are 2 levels to the competition and prizes can be as high as $1,000,000. for winning level 2. The prizes are paid by the X PRIZE Foundation, with sponsorship from the Northrop Grumman Corporation who run the on-going competition.

The first Lunar Lander Challenge was held in 2006 with only one team showing up, Armadillo Aerospace, but they were unable to complete either level and no prize money was awarded.

In 2007 Armadillo Aerospace, again, was the only team entered and again won no money.

2008 saw 2 teams participate, Armadillo Aerospace and TrueZer0, and on their second attempt Armadillo Aerospace completed level 1 and won $350,000.00 USD.


The Lunar Lander Challenge


The first Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge ever

The first Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge ever

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