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News Archive / Tagged: Morpheus

  • Moon Express prepares to test hardware at NASA’s Shuttle Landing Facility

    Jason RhianNovember 4th, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — Moon Express, one of the primary competitors under the Google Lunar XPRIZE or “GLXP” – is poised to begin vehicle testing of the team’s MX-1 spacecraft. To help them gain critical data regarding the flight characteristics of the toroidal-shaped (think donut) spacecraft, Moon Express Inc. (Moon Ex), will conduct testing at NASA’s […]

  • Morpheus Lander looks to complete NASA’s first fully autonomous landing

    James TuttenMay 23rd, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — Project Morpheus is looking to make history after years of development, testing, and setbacks, to become NASA’s first fully autonomous landing vehicle. Consisting of the Morpheus Lander, a relatively low-cost launch vehicle, equipped with the Autonomous Landing Hazard Avoidance Technology (ALHAT) control system, which is described by NASA engineers as […]

  • NASA announces Commercial Lunar lander inititative

    Jason RhianJanuary 19th, 2014

    In an effort to further NASA’s increasing involvement with commercial companies, the space agency has announced that it is researching opportunities to have commercial companies develop spacecraft capable of landing on the Moon.

  • NASA’s Morpheus awake from slumber, ascends at Kennedy Space Center

    Mike HowardJanuary 17th, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — NASA’s Morpheus test article has made a triumphant return to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. A little less than a year-and-a-half after the first Morpheus crashed at the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF), the second Morpheus has started conducting test flights. Yesterday, the second lander conducted a free-flight at […]