Solana Beach team joins challenge

The Unreasonable Rocket team from Solana Beach was among three selected to compete in the X PRIZE Foundation’s Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge, a competition to develop a possible lunar lander. Unreasonable Rocket went up against Armadillo Aerospace out of Texas and Masten Space Systems, based in Mojave.

The goal of the competition was to accelerate technology development around vertical take-off and landing rockets, which could be used for a future lunar lander.

This year’s $1 million prize, announced on Nov. 5, went to Masten Space Systems, led by David Masten. Armadillo Aerospace took second.

Related posts:

  1. Team calls for participants in weight loss challenge
  2. Teacher makes learning a blast with rocketry camp
  3. Moores UCSD Cancer Center joins statewide breast cancer project
  4. Civilian helicopter crash lands near Swami’s Beach
  5. Weinberg joins theater as development director

Short URL:

Posted by on Dec 17, 2009. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply



Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6





  • Rancho Santa Fe School to host several Common Core parent information sessions
    The Rancho Santa Fe School District is offering several upcoming information sessions for parents about the Common Core State Standards, which went into effect this fall. All of the information sessions will be held in the Performing Arts Center and will be followed by classroom tours. The dates include: • Sept. 23 at 8:05 a.m. K-5 mathematics curriculum ove […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe School’s Prop 39 projects moving forward
    The Rancho Santa Fe School District will take advantage of funding from Prop 39, the Clean Energy Jobs Act to help make its school more energy-efficient. […]
  • Traffic collision on La Granada in Rancho Santa Fe sends four to hospital
    On Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 2:34 p.m., firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and Encinitas Fire Department responded to the report of a traffic collision on La Granada near the intersection of Rambla de las Flores. When they arrived on the scene, rescue crews found a mid-sized sedan and SUV had collided. Crews quickly worked to extricat […]