A Google Lunar X Prize contender from Romania is edging ahead in the $30-million Moon race now that it has become the first competitor to succeed with a suborbital rocket test. The unconventional, subscale Helen 2 demonstrator achieved an altitude of 131,200 ft. (40,000 mi.) after being hoisted by balloon to a launch position 46,000 ft. over the Black Sea on Oct. 1. Developed by ARCA (Aeronautics and Cosmonautics Romanian Association), a promotional aerospace organization, the hydrogen ...

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