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NASA's Morpheus Lander Completes Its First Explosion-Free Test Flight

We all have to crawl before we can walk, and NASA's Morpheus lander is no different—well, except for the fact that "crawl," in this case, actually means burst into a pile of flames. But all that's in the past, and NASA's taken to their YouTube and Instagram accounts to show off the absolutely stunning success of the… » 12/10/13 4:51pm 12/10/13 4:51pm

Watch NASA’s New Morpheus Moon Lander Crash and Burn

Curiosity might be a roaring success so far, completing what must be the most complex remote landing procedure ever conceived, but not everything's going quite so swimmingly at NASA. Watch the first free flight test of the new "eco-friendly" moon lander that's designed to drop cars onto the Moon - it wasn't pretty. » 8/10/12 6:06am 8/10/12 6:06am

NASA's Morpheus Lander Could Use Space Waste to Make Its Own Fuel

Conventional rocket fuel—mostly ammonium perchlorate and aluminum—is difficult stuff to come by when you're on, say, the Moon. So we'll need to develop flexible alternative fuels if we ever want escape the backwoods of the solar system. Luckily, NASA's green engine test rig, the Morpheus Lander, is doing just that. » 6/22/12 11:40am 6/22/12 11:40am

Mood Swing-Matching Morpheus Ambient Lighting Module

The Morpheus ambient lighting module promises to illuminate your room with all the colors of the rainbow. Looking no different than an ordinary lamp (well, more like an iron, actually), the Morpheus uses custom hardware and software to light up the adjacent walls with your choice of colors. In the middle of winter and… » 8/18/06 2:38pm 8/18/06 2:38pm