Video: Morpheus Ground Level Hot Fire

On April 2nd, the Morpheus team performed a successful ground level hot fire. The purpose of the ground level hot fire is to test the environmental conditions of the vehicle while the engine is fired from the surface. During a ground level hot fire the vehicle is chained to the ground while the engine is fired.

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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