Wow…somehow, I hadn’t heard about this, but thanks to the Bad Astronomer, I’m back in the loop. Armadillo Aerospace recently (June 2nd) completed a run through of the requirements to win the Lunar Lander Challenge (they didn’t acually win, b/c the challenge is at a set time later this year, but their vehicle performed all the tasks. Pretty good dry run.) There’s a rocking movie available at their site. (AA, btw, is the John Carmack [id software co-founder] nerd space company.)
thanks to the Bad Astronomer for the link!