And that’s a wrap

The 2006 Wirefly X Prize Cup is now history (or officially will be in 15 minutes although there are no more events planned.) Armadillo carted their vehicle back to the staging area around 3 pm MDT. The leg that broke off was covered with frozen dirt (from the chill of the LOX tank that the leg was attached to) and one of the seams of the tank may be damaged. John Carmack said it’s unlikely that the vehicle will fly again. Despite failing to win the Lunar Lander Challenge, everyone on the Armadillo team remained very upbeat and optimistic about the future.


I’ll have some additional posts tonight and tomorrow with more photos and notes from the event, but that’s it for today. Especially since they’re shutting down the Internet connection in the media center shortly.

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