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NASA Science

NASA Morpheus Lander Test Ends In Explosion 237

Posted by timothy
from the faw-down-go-boom dept.
First time accepted submitter DishpanMan writes "For every success story from NASA like Curiosity, there is a failure story, like today's Morpheus project test flight at Kennedy Space Center. The project is trying to build a low cost Moon and Asteroid lander using clean fuels on a shoestring budget. While tethered flight test were successful, today's actual flight test ended in a crash and a ball of fire followed by a spectacular explosion. Initial feedback points to hardware failure, but the investigation is still ongoing."
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NASA Morpheus Lander Test Ends In Explosion

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