Thursday, October 08, 2009

Team Masten qualifies for $150,000 Level 1 Prize Purse

A friend of ours, Jonathan Goff, works at Masten Space, so this was especially exciting for me:

This is great news. Now two private companies have demonstrated that they can successfully fly rockets. (Armadillo did it three weeks ago.)

(Update I - 8 Oct 09)
Commercial Rocket Claims Lunar Lander Prize quotes someone at Masten Space saying that completing these milestones puts it "squarely on track for high-altitude commercial flights starting in 2010."

I am sure the first flights into space will be more expensive than I'm willing to pay, but the price will drop!

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