A prototype planetary lander, Morpheous, designed to help NASA test advanced spacecraft technology, was successfully tested on May 22. The research aims to improve human exploration missions in ... more 
A prototype planetary lander, Morpheous, designed to help NASA test advanced spacecraft technology, was successfully tested on May 22. The research aims to improve human exploration missions in space. NASA said: “A free-flight test of the Morpheus prototype lander was conducted May 22 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 97-second test began at 2:30 p.m. EDT with the Morpheus lander launching from the ground over a flame trench and ascending more than 800 feet safely touching down after covering approximately 1,300 feet.” Credit: YouTube/NASAKennedy less 
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