Morpheus Lunar Lander Try Finishes With Crash and Burn, Ultimate Explosion
Observed here after details took a turn for the serious (worst?), NASA’s brand-new Morpheus Lander finishes its life on a test launch pad. Everything begin smooth enough (it goes up), however it collapses on its side and gets fire and worthwhile explosion at 1:52 and 2:12. Furthermore info so that you can impress a date and, I don’t know, perhaps scores a kiss: As streamed live by NASA, on 8/9/2012 at the Kennedy Space Center, the Project Morpheus lender tried its first free-flight test. Nevertheless shortly into the test a hardware component failure triggered the craft to flip over and crash and burn down in flames, followed by a number of explosions. Project Morpheus is a prototype “green” lander which is fairly affordable and more fuel efficient than earlier lander designs. Project Morpheus has cost $7 million over 2 .5 years, low-priced for a NASA project, due to “lean development” practices. Listen NASA, I am all for doing stuff inexpensively, but if your new, cheap lunar landers simply crash and blast they are like, not too good of a deal, you know? Think about you are at Best Buy and they are selling 55″ flatscreens for $150. You get one, however when you get it home, it doesn’t start up. Now how great of a deal was it? Food for thought or? Hit the jump for the unhappiness.