NASA’s Morpheus Lander Completes Its First Explosion-Free Test Flight

NASA’s Morpheus Lander Completes Its First Explosion-Free Test Flight


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According to NASA’s description of the photo:

The 54-second test began with the Morpheus lander launching from the ground over a flame trench and ascending approximately 50 feet, then hovering for about 15 seconds. The lander then flew forward and landed on its pad approximately 23 feet from the launch point.

Now, that’s no SpaceX Grasshopper distance, but it is 100 per cent flame-free. Baby, steps, folks. [NASA on Instagram]