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Olansen said the space agency has spent about $7 million on the project over two and a half years, and the test lander lost Thursday was "in the $500,000 class."
A new manned mission to the Moon was delayed long before this happened.
Good excuse to delay going back to the moon.
President Barack Obama has killed NASA’s $100 billion plans to return astronauts to the moon.
Morpheus is a vertical test bed vehicle demonstrating new green propellant propulsion systems and autonomous landing and hazard detection technology.
Originally posted by D.Wolf
reply to post by shaneR
I know a plant that's making electronics for like 40 years now. They pay me, among others, to repair pcb's that come fresh out of the oven.
You wouldn't believe the failures I get to see that pass right out of the hawk-eye and aoi unit not to mention the x-ray machine. Theoretically all products should work 100%. They do not.. far from... lucky me.
And people still believe we developed computers xty years ago???
That makes sense.
Originally posted by Bodhi7
So, they had technology to land on the moon without any issues half a century ago, but in 2012 it blows up in a couple seconds? That makes sense.
Originally posted by shaneR
reply to post by Chaz
OMG NASA... how embarrassing...i could do better in my backyard, for half the price...
they have been experimenting with these sort of things for decades,
and they still cant even get the latest model 6 feet off the ground...
and people still believe we landed on the moon 40 years ago???
That sucks. They have another when that can be built within 3 months or so according to the article, so better luck next time. You would think they would have this down by now