Project Morpheus

Named for the Greek god of dreams, Project Morpheus is a project for people who dream big. -photo credit:NASA

“Morpheus is a vertical test bed demonstrating new green propellant propulsion systems and autonomous landing and hazard detection technology. Designed, developed, manufactured and operated in-house by engineers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the Morpheus Project represents not only a vehicle to advance technologies, but also an opportunity to try out “lean development” engineering practices.
Morpheus is a NASA-designed vehicle.
It was manufactured and assembled at JSC and Armadillo Aerospace. Morpheus is large enough to carry 1,100 pounds of cargo to the moon – for example, a humanoid robot, a small rover, or a small laboratory to convert moon dust into oxygen – performing all propellant burns after the trans lunar injection.” -NASA Project Morpheus

more here

When things go wrong – This is why vehicles are tether tested.

Try Again – May 3rd Test – better but not quite there

It looks like the Morpheus team has a bit of work flushing out the engine gimbling issue.

Morpheus Flickr photo page

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