Burning Splinter 90 lunar lander

Burning Splinter 90 lunar lander

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Credit: LOUISE MURRAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Burning Splinter 90 lunar lander. Amateur-built rocket with rocket designer Paul Breed. His company, Unreasonable Rocket, builds low-cost rockets that compete in the X-Prize Foundation's Lunar Lander Challenge. The winner of the Lunar Lander Challenge must be able to take off with a payload, reach an altitude of 50 metres, hover for 90 seconds before landing on a target 100 metres away. The flight must be repeated in reverse within a two and a half hours. The winner of this challenge will receive $500,000. Photographed in 2007 at Holloman Airforce Base, New Mexico, USA.

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