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26 May

Masten Space Re-Lights Rocket Engine in Flight

Masten Space Re-Lights Rocket Engine in Flight MOJAVE, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire/ — Masten Space Systems, a leader in vertical take off, vertical landing (VTVL) rocket vehicles, successfully demonstrated in-air engine re-light capability today at the company’s test facility in Mojave, CA. Xombie, Masten’s most-flown vehicle, carried out the test Wednesday and became the first

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04 Jan

Person Of The Year: The Space Entrepreneur – Aviation Week

The quiet work of space entrepreneurs is becoming reality, and metal and fire are streaking through the upper atmosphere into low Earth orbit. (Photo: Chad Slattery)…. Working quietly in the background since the days of viewgraphs, a group of space entrepreneurs has long been pitching far-fetched ideas to skeptical moneymen with the fervor of evangelists.

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30 Oct

Masten Space Systems Qualifies for $1 Million Prize

Masten Space Systems Qualifies for $1 Million Prize FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mojave, California – October 30, 2009 – Masten Space Systems successfully qualified for first place in Level Two of the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge Wednesday. Flying a brand new vehicle named XA-0.1E (nicknamed Xoie), Masten demonstrated their ability to build, debug and fly

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08 Oct

Masten Space Systems Successfully Completes Lunar Lander Challenge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Masten Space Systems Successfully Completes Lunar Lander Challenge  Mojave, California – October 8, 2009 – Masten Space Systems successfully completed level one of the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge X Prize Wednesday. The 715lb vehicle originally named XA0.1B – referred to as “Xombie” – completed two flights to qualify for the $150,000

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