X PRIZE Foundation
Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge 2007
Xprize Wirefly Cup
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Leader Name:
Allen Newcomb
Team Members:
Vanna Bonta, Derry O'Donovan, Dave Snuffer
Team Website:
bonnova.com
Vehicle Name:
Lauryad I
Approximate empty and gross weights of vehicle:
[Confidential]
Height and diameter of vehicle:
[Confidential]
Propellant choices:
[Confidential]
Vehicle Name:
Lauryad II
Approximate empty and gross weights of vehicle:
[Confidential]
Height and diameter of vehicle:
[Confidential]
Propellant choices:
[Confidential]
Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge
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Team BonNova was established for the sole purpose of winning the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge. We have four members: a Chief Engineer, Media Rep, Machinist Engineer, and Pit Crew Member.

Crew Chief Bio:
Crew Chief, Allen Newcomb, has 20+ years of experience. He was part of the team that won the ANSARI X PRIZE with SpaceShipOne as the engineer who designed the avionics and grounds software controlling the hybrid rocket engine. He was also on the team that built the ChipSat satellite and worked for MicroSat, inc. Newcomb attended the inaugural session of the International Space University in 1988. His competition résumé includes working as a crew member on an IndyCar team and racing his own racecar at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs.

Team Bonnova on the NG-LLC:
"This event and others like it encourage, support, and celebrate the enterprising innovation of pioneers working to give humanity wings. Our neighborhood - this solar system, the cosmos, actually - is so much more vast and amazing than the paltry headlines, insanity, and politics crammed at us daily as so-called news. The beauty of the hood and discoveries that await us are deserving of our attention and mandatory to our survival as a species." - Vanna Bonta
 
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