Tuesday, February 06, 2007
An experimental Lunar Lander named Lauryad I is for sale right now on eBay. Buy it now for $199,999.00.
The Lauryad I designers and builders intend to compete in this year's X-Prize Cup, Lunar Lander Challenge. Winning bidder will own the ship outright and be entitled to half its earnings (if any) from the contest.
The craft is named for a ship from author Vanna Bonta's FLIGHT novel.
Chief engineer on the Lauryad I project, Allen Newcomb, also worked on Burt Rutan's SpaceShip One. This may or may not give him an edge in the lander competition, though Armadillo Aerospace has already shown great success with its entry, nicknamed Pixel.
Regardless of the outcome of the Challenge, the buyer of Lauryad I will still be a winner in the eyes of space enthusiasts everywhere...
Posted by Jerry Battiste at 6:22 PM