Armadillos: They can give you leprosy, but they can also MELT YOUR HEART.
There's a veritable animal apocalypse happening out at the world's launch sites. Last week we told you about an unfortunate frog that got blown skywards by a Minotaur V rocket. This time 'round it's an armadillo who — in the confusion of an Atlas V launch — ran directly into the blast wave.
This is one of the few photos ever taken of the giant armadillo, a five feet long behemoth that lives a nocturnal, solitary life in isolated wetlands of central Brazil. You can probably see why these things are so rare.
Behold the latest in crime fighting technology—the "Armadillo." It's mission: to shame evil doers into obedience using a potent blend of security cameras, heavy duty armor and sheer ugliness.
I was a generation or two too late for breadboxes, and looking at this particular breadbox, I realize that's just a shame.
John Carmack's Armadillo Aerospace has won the $350,000 Level One X-Prize Lunar Lander Challenge. As this video shows, their spaceship blasted off the designated area, got up to 150 feet, and then hovered for 90 seconds at that altitude to land with absolute precision on a pad 150 feet away. And they did it twice.…