Rocket Man

Fisher, Daniel
September 2008
Forbes Asia;9/15/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 15, p204
The article focuses on the efforts of John Carmack, videogame creator and founder of Armadillo Aerospace, to launch do-it-yourself space rockets. It states that Carmack has spent $3.5 million on his Armadillo Aerospace, and has had more than 100 test flights. It mentions that Armadillo came close to winning the X Prize Foundation's Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge in 2007 by flying an alcohol-fueled rocket 150 feet in the air to a landing pad 300 feet away.


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