Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge - same dates, new location!

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The 2008 Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge will take place on the originally scheduled dates, October 24 and 25, at a NEW LOCATION -- the Las Cruces International Airport in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Nine teams are competing for the $2 million in prize money; three teams plan to fly in the competition. These teams have been preparing for the challenge over the past year and the competitive field may be the strongest ever.

The Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge is a two-level, two million dollar competition requiring a rocket-powered vehicle to simulate trips between the moon’s surface and lunar orbit. The X PRIZE Foundation manages the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge for the NASA Centennial Challenges Program, which provides the prize purse for the competition.

Although the competition is not open to the public, the event will be webcast live at http://space.xprize.org/webcast.

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