See NASA’s Sci Fi-Looking Morpheus Lander in Action

By: | April 6th, 2014

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NASA’s Morpheus lander, which is essentially a vertical take-off and landing rocket, recently completed a very successful test launch.

The lander was designed in order to eventually land on planets without humans and is reusable.

Mars anyone?

The Morpheus lander is rocket-powered and utilizes lasers to search for safe landing areas, free of craters, rocks, and other potential hazards.

During its 96-second flight on April 2, the Morpheus traveled 1,300 feet and reached a height of 800 feet!

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