Watch: NASA’s prototype Moon lander crashes and burns

By Muriel Kane
Friday, August 10, 2012 21:28 EDT
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Project Morpheus crash screencap
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Video is now available of the speculacular crash of NASA’s low-cast experimental Moon lander, Project Morpheus.

A test-firing of the engines last winter went smoothly, but the first test of autonomous free flight failed within seconds.

The space agency is taking the failure in stride as part of the normal developmental process.

This video was uploaded to YouTube on August 9, 2012 by toastforbrekkie.

Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane
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