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Morpheus Rising: NASA's Prototype Lander Vehicle Soars in Recent Free-Flight Tests

The Morpheus Lander successfully completed its first of two successful free flight tests within a week, on Dec. 10. Image Credit: NASA/Johnson Space Center

In what looked like scenes from a retro science fiction movie, NASA’s Morpheus Lander successfully conducted its first two back-to-back free-flight tests within a week, earlier this month at the [...]

Morpheus Lander Crashes, Burns at Kennedy Space Center

In this image the Morpheus lander can be seen burning shortly after it tipped over during a flight and crashed to the ground. Image Credit: NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – The Morpheus lander that is at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) to conduct test flights has crashed and caught fire. The test flight took place [...]

The 'God of Dreams' Rises at Kennedy Space Center

Seen here in the right of this image, Jon Olansen, JSC Morpheus Project Manager details how the Morpheus lander was developed. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

The stuff of dreams arrived at Kennedy Space Center this week. The Morpheus project flew in from Texas to conduct test flights of its special new lander [...]

ALHAT Updates

Today, the Morpheus Lander, with the ALHAT system integrated with it, performed a tether test. At 00:42, the Hazard Detection System, or HDS, which is located on the upper left-hand side of Morpheus, pitches over to begin its mosaic scan. The HDS uses a flash lidar sensor to scan [...]

Opinion: What Should NASA Do?

People ask what is NASA doing. Partly, that is because NASA doesn’t do a very good job of keeping the American people up to date about what it’s doing. So here is s synopsis of NASA, today.

To start off with, NASA is working on some amazing things that will in the next decade [...]