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Watch NASA's New Morpheus Moon Lander Crash and Burn, Big-Style

Curiosity might be a roaring success so far, completing what must be the most complex remote landing procedure ever conceived, but not everything's going quite so swimmingly at NASA. Watch the first free flight test of the new "eco-friendly" moon lander that's designed to drop cars onto the Moon -- it wasn't pretty. Read More >>

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NASA's Morpheus Lander Could Use Space Waste to Make Its Own Fuel

Conventional rocket fuel—mostly ammonium perchlorate and aluminum—is difficult stuff to come by when you're on, say, the Moon. So we'll need to develop flexible alternative fuels if we ever want escape the backwoods of the solar system. Luckily, NASA's green engine test rig, the Morpheus Lander, is doing just that. Read More >>

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