NASA prototype Morpheus lander makes successful test run

May 31, 2014 1:17 AM

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NASA prototype Morpheus lander makes successful test run

NASA’s Morpheus spacecraft successfully lands at night on a simulated Martian surface.

NASA released imagery Friday of its Morpheus prototype showing that the unmanned spacecraft is capable of landing in the dark and on rough terrain. Morpheus is a vertical lander-vertical takeoff vehicle that runs its engines on a new eco-friendly propellant, liquid oxygen and methane.

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