Tuesday / 21 August 2012

Prototype Lander Successfully Tested

‘Mighty Eagle’ Lander Completes 2 Successful Untethered Tests At NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; 3-Legged Lander Hovered At Altitude Of 10m, Identified Its Landing Site 6.5m Away, Moved Sideways & Descended Safely; Flight Lasted 32 Seconds; Fuelled Mainly By Pure Hydrogen Peroxide, 315kg Lander Is Test-Bed Vehicle That Could Land On Moon Or Asteroids; Additional Tests Expected In Sep

Image Credit: NASA