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The Project Morpheus Lander
The Project Morpheus Lander

JSC2011-E-032040 (14 April 2011) -- The Project Morpheus lander stands ready on its launch pad at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Engineers fired its engines in a hot fire test for the first time at Johnson on April 14. It is scheduled to be flown untethered on May 4, when it will rise 100 feet into the air, fly 100 feet to the west and land. Project Morpheus integrates an engine that runs on "green" propellants (liquid oxygen and methane) with NASA's Automated Landing and Hazard Avoidance Technology into a fully operational lander, that could deliver cargo to the moon, asteroids and perhaps Mars. Photo credit: NASA

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