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2009 Lunar Lander Challenge Results
Level Two First Place: Masten Space Systems (Oct. 30, 2009) $1,000,000
Level Two Second Place: Armadillo Aerospace (Sept. 12, 2009) $500,000
Level One First Place: Armadillo Aerospace (Oct. 24, 2008) $350,000
Level One Second Place: Masten Space Systems (Oct. 7, 2009) $150,000

In the final week of the competition period
  • BonNova cancelled their attempts on Oct. 26 and 27, 2009.
  • Masten Space Systems successfully qualified for Level Two on Oct. 30, 2009 with an average landing accuracy of 19 cm. (Armadillo Aerospace’s accuracy on their Sept. 12 flights was 87 cm.)
  • Unreasonable Rocket conducted Level One flight attempts on Oct. 30 and 31, 2009. On their second attempt, they flew from one pad to the other with a time aloft of 85 seconds but could not continue. Testing of their Level Two vehicle on Nov. 1, 2009 was not successful.