In its highest and longest ascent to date, NASA's Morpheus prototype planetary lander flew to an estimated 305 ft. and traversed 358 ft. during a 64-sec. free flight at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Jan. 21. The latest test flight, in a campaign expected to last until March, eclipsed a Jan. 16 ascent in which the methane and liquid-oxygen-fueled Morpheus rose to 187 ft. and covered 154 ft. during 57 sec. of flight near the test site adjacent to the shuttle landing runway. The upgraded, ...


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