The Flight of the Morpheus

The Flight of the Morpheus

Morpheus is a lander similar in a way to the lunar lander that took Neil Armstrong to the surface of the moon. Watch the film. It’s pretty.

James Pilant

Morpheus test bed: NASA lander completes another test flight.

Over the weekend I wrote about Morpheus, a very cool vertical takeoff and lander being used to test advanced navigation for potential landings on asteroids and moons. On March 11, 2014, Morpheus made another short test flight that’s every centimeter as amazing as the first one:

via Morpheus test bed: NASA lander completes another test flight..

From around the web.

From the web site, Ibrahim El Merehbi.

http://elmerehbi.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/morpheus-and-loon-projects/

Morpheus is a vertical test bed vehicle demonstrating new green propellant propulsion systems and autonomous landing and hazard detection technology. Designed, developed, manufactured and operated in-house by engineers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the Morpheus Project represents not only a vehicle to advance technologies, but also an opportunity to try out “lean development” engineering practices.

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