CosmicLog has an article up about the Rocket Racing League, that mentions (among other things) that Carmack’s Armadillo Aerospace will be supplying engines for the RRL, possibly as early as their first demo flights Aug. 1st and 2nd at the EAA AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
One kerosene-fueled Rocket Racer has been under development at California-based XCOR Aerospace for more than a year. But in a surprise move, the second Rocket Racer would use an alcohol-fueled engine built by Texas-based Armadillo Aerospace, under the leadership of millionaire video-game programmer John Carmack.
At Space Access 08 last month, they presented details and video of recent development and testing, and added some interesting publicity shots of their “6-pack” suborbital design. Full details on the AA team’s efforts are at their Blog.