John Carmack put space program stop pending investors




John Carmack, the main programmer behind include the Quake games, the work of his company Armadillo Aerospace virtually halted. Carmack will no longer pay for everything out of pocket and hopes that investors will help the company to shoot

Stig-raket According to Carmack Armadillo is currently in a state of hibernation, awaiting outside investors, reports NewSpace Journal. He costs in recent years – about a million dollars a year – funded out of pocket, but he is not willing to do.

For a time knew Carmack with Armadillo making a profit by working on components and technologies for space. Commissioned by other companies Two years ago, however, Carmack decided to focus on the development of a reusable sounding rocket, which is used to test during a sub-orbital space. Research tools and other equipment to fully

Earlier this year, failed a test with this STIG-rocket, faltered when the main parachute and the rocket crashed at high speed. Also earlier tests were problematic. That’s not the only problem was his business to deal with. According Carmack After the choice was made to focus entirely on the development of the STIG rocket and more people were employed, slowed the business. Employees would spend too much time planning and meetings, and do not spend enough time in the workshop.

Carmack gives herself as partly to blame, because he no longer occupied with the daily operations of the past two years. Also, the company had to build more rockets STIG he believes it was the crash of a single specimen was less of a problem.

The programmer has stopped many millions of his own money into the company in recent years, he himself calls it “crazy money.” For now, the bag of ‘crazy money’ so empty and Carmack expects nothing is going to be built or to one or more investors are found. Tested



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