NASA Morpheus lander takes test flight at Kennedy Space Center
Updated On: Jan 16 2014 01:26:44 PM EST
NASA’s Morpheus lander took its third test flight at Kennedy Space Center.
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The prototype lander, developed by the Johnson Space Center, lifted off from a pad at the north end of the former shuttle runway shortly after 1:15 p.m. Thursday.
Powered by liquid oxygen and liquid methane, the vehicle climbed to about 187 feet, flew forward about 154 feet and then descended to a pad in a hazard field constructed for future tests of autonomous landing sensors.