Armadillo Aerospace of Mesquite, Texas flew but crashed in the recent 2006 competition Armadillo is confident of success and victory in 2007. Another group, Masten Space Systems of Santa Clara, California is the closest to being flight qualified for 2007. They need to fly their very first test vehicle, then design, build, and test a more potent vehicle to even be able to compete for the Level One prize.
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