HOUSTON — NASA’s Project Morpheus 1 closed out its planned 2014 flight campaign at the Kennedy Space Center late May 28, as the planetary lander prototype rose in darkness over a simulated lunarscape with its Autonomous Lander Hazard Avoidance Technology (Alhat) sensor package navigating until an overage just prior to touchdown. Engineers will spend several weeks assessing data gathered during the envelope-expanding, 12-flight campaign, and especially from the two most recent ...


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