NASA's Morpheus Completes Another Free Flight Test

A free flight test of a Morpheus prototype lander was conducted Jan. 21 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The 64-second test began at 1:15 p.m. EST with the Morpheus lander launching from the ground over a flame trench and ascending about 305 feet, significantly increasing the ascent velocity from the last test. Morpheus then flew forward, covering about 358 feet in 25 seconds before descending and landing on a dedicated pad inside the automated landing and hazard avoidance technology (ALHAT) hazard field. Morpheus landed within 15 inches of its target.

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