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Fraser
2004-Aug-10, 05:37 PM
SUMMARY: Another X Prize contender's rocket crashed over the weekend. Armadillo Aerospace's lead engineer and funder John Carmack reported that their prototype rocket ran out of fuel on a test flight and crashed shortly after takeoff. The $35,000 hydrogen peroxide-powered "Black Armadillo" lifted off from the launch pad and then ran out of fuel 180 metres (590 feet) into the air; it crashed into the ground and was completely destroyed. The team hopes to be flying again in September with a completely new vehicle.

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StarLab
2004-Aug-11, 03:14 PM
Goodness!! :ph34r: Everyone's crashing! :o

Guest
2004-Aug-11, 04:30 PM
bad news :(