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I think the reason nobody answered your earlier question is because it's almost ludicrous at this point. I mean, this isn't the 60's, and it wouldn't be possible for them to 'lie' and say that this one landed too.
The "Mighty Eagle," a NASA robotic prototype lander, is soaring high again for a series of tests being conducted at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
Since its last round of tests in 2011, the Mighty Eagle team has made significant updates to the guidance controls on the lander's camera, furthering its autonomous capabilities. The three-legged "green" lander is fueled by 90 percent pure hydrogen peroxide and receives its commands from an onboard computer that activates its onboard thrusters to carry it to a controlled landing using a pre-programmed flight profile. It is 4 feet tall and 8 feet in diameter and, when fueled, weighs 700 pounds.
Originally posted by jazzguy
im not suprised, considering they didnt even have one successful test on earth with the original apollo lander.
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Bodhi7
That makes sense.
Yes it does. Since was a testbed for entirely new technology completely unrelated to Apollo, or any other program.
edit on 8/10/2012 by Phage because: (no reason given)