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Posted by: fatron - Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:17 am
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Post    Posted on: Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:30 pm
True zero has a whole list of firsts that they will have to accpmplish at the challenge. I'm beginning to think it may be a good idea for this one to be closed to the public. I admit to have only glanced through the posts with video, but I don't remember reading too much about their safety systems. I would assume that the FAA will not grant permission to fly without a fairly robust safety provision in place.

I would, of course, be willing to sacrifice and go as the member of the public prepared to risk it all and report back to all of you how things went.

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Post    Posted on: Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:14 am
Unfortunately, their safety system requires battery power to operate. While it's possible to make a very reliable powered safety system, I vastly prefer something that will automatically safe itself if power is lost or the control system is damaged.


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Post    Posted on: Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:07 pm
Hi, found these gallaries of the preps for the LLC, including pics from AA and TrueZer0

http://picasaweb.google.com/william.pomerantz


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Post    Posted on: Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:50 pm
Thanks!

So.. nobody else around besides AA and TZ? What a "surprise" ;)


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Post    Posted on: Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:24 pm
Thanks for the pics. I am still amazed at what little media attention this event is receiving. I am stuck seeing/reading a ton of political spin stories, but I have the hardest time finding new information on the challenge.


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Post    Posted on: Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:36 pm
The X Prize Foundation doesn't really get anything out of publicizing it this time, unlike the times when it was part of their X Prize Cup. If they weren't contractually required to hold the contest, I doubt it would have been held at all.

Ben
(speaking just as a person, nothing official)


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Post    Posted on: Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:30 am
Just a link collection where you can find news about the LLC:

Clark Lindsey (http://www.hobbyspace.com/nucleus/index.php) will be at Las Cruces, and Jeff Foust too ( http://twitter.com/jeff_foust and http://www.personalspaceflight.info/ )

And of course the official pages:
webcast: http://space.xprize.org/webcast
Homepages: http://space.xprize.org/lunar-lander-challenge and http://thelaunchpad.xprize.org/ (thats where i found the pics?)


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Post    Posted on: Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:50 pm
Thank you for the links.


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Post    Posted on: Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:02 am
May be worth checking http://twitter.com/glxp to!
nearly there!

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Post    Posted on: Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:45 pm
You can also check the latest news here:
http://spacefellowship.com/News/?p=7124

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Post webcast   Posted on: Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:08 pm
I get a login prompt on the webcast page. any suggestions?


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Post    Posted on: Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:39 pm
A Login page is only needed for the chat room portion.

Also, a short summary of the events so far:

TZ crashed on their flight earlier. AA's morning flights ran into a slight delay and the FAA forced them to stop just before their return-leg (to reopen the airport to air traffic).

AA just tried again and appears to have won Level 1!! They're packing the vehicle back up and returning it to the staging area now (need to do so inside of 30 minutes to win). w00t!

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Post Login   Posted on: Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:41 pm
I'm getting a password prompt in the wecast window. I've tried two different browsers.


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Post    Posted on: Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:24 pm
just leave the password field empty.

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Post    Posted on: Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:29 pm
Sigurd wrote:
just leave the password field empty.



Nope that didn't work.


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