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Video: Morpheus Test Flight

Video Caption: Another tethered test of the Morpheus vertical test bed. This flight was on Innovation Day at Johnson Space Center. We had around 300 onlookers during this test. This test looked better than yesterday. We now have lots of good test data. The next test will be even better. Test… Iterate… Test Again..

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  • May 5, 2011
Video: Morpheus’ Wild Ride

Video Caption: Today the Morpheus team attempted a hover test under tether. This test was the next incremental step in a series of planned tests leading to free flight. Among previous tests were component tests, subsystem tests, integrated vehicle tests, and in the last week successful strap down engine ignition and firing tests. The particular test today was intended to demonstrate a 40 second engine firing while maintaining altitude of […]

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  • April 29, 2011
Engineers Plan Morpheus Engine Firing Today

Engineers at NASA Johnson Space Center will attempt an engine firing for its Morpheus vehicle today. The vehicle is attached to a crane. NASA’ description of the project follows: Morpheus is an all NASA designed vehicle. It was manufactured and assembled on-sight and at Armadillo Aerospace and was transported to JSC in January of this year. Morpheus is comparable in size to the Altair ascent stage and represents a full […]

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  • April 14, 2011