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originally posted by: GeekOfTheWeek
What a joke. Where's the "jet engine" to give it the "feel" of landing on the moon.??. This lander has too much power, if it is able to land on Earth, little Joe used a jet engine to make moon landing test more realistic. Otherwise, you end up with the rockets having too much power.
When they were training to go to the moon, little Joe, a landing test vehicle to train the Apollo astronauts how to land on the moon, had jet engines to counter act Earths gravity. So they could train with the feel of landing on the moon.
Obviously this one in the video will be unmanned, or it would also have that jet engine to simulate the moons gravity.
What a waste, why aren't MEN going back?
The Morpheus project provides an autonomous, reusable, rocket-powered, terrestrial vertical take-off/vertical landing vehicle for testing integrated spacecraft and planetary lander technologies. The integrated vertical test bed (VTB) offers a platform to develop, mature, refine, and demonstrate advanced technologies that increase autonomy, reliability, safety, and reusability, and improve navigation and landing capabilities.
Successfully implementing these capabilities will enable access to landing sites that were previously considered too hazardous to risk a robotic lander mission, much less a human mission.
originally posted by: abeverage
Named after the Greek god of Dreams...
Does anyone wonder why? How about that LOGO? Remind you of anything?
Fascinating that the premise of the movie was scaring kids while they SLEEP...