'Mighty Eagle' Floats in First Successful Untethered Flight
The "Mighty Eagle," a NASA robotic prototype lander, had a successful first untethered flight Aug. 8 at the Marshall Center. During the 34-second flight, the Mighty Eagle soared and hovered at 30 feet, moved sideways, looked for its target and safely landed on the launchpad.
Image credit: NASA/MSFC)
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