for-all-mankind:

Project Morpheus experienced a total failure during today’s (9th August) test at the Kennedy Space Centre. The lander vehicle rose about a foot, tipped over and fell back to its Shuttle Landing facility test site and erupted into flames.
Oddly enough, this makes me sad. I always was amused at the first-person quips of the lander on its facebook page. Also - the ONE rocket test I didn’t watch live fails! arrugh! More info here.

  While it is not good, from the article it seems like it is an control problem, possibly unrelated to the stuff Morpheus was actually testing. On the other hand a hickup of one of the engines could also be the cause, which could be related to the fuel used.

for-all-mankind:

Project Morpheus experienced a total failure during today’s (9th August) test at the Kennedy Space Centre. The lander vehicle rose about a foot, tipped over and fell back to its Shuttle Landing facility test site and erupted into flames.

Oddly enough, this makes me sad. I always was amused at the first-person quips of the lander on its facebook page. Also - the ONE rocket test I didn’t watch live fails! arrugh! More info here.

  While it is not good, from the article it seems like it is an control problem, possibly unrelated to the stuff Morpheus was actually testing. On the other hand a hickup of one of the engines could also be the cause, which could be related to the fuel used.

  1. starstuffblog reblogged this from placeofpluto
  2. complex34 reblogged this from placeofpluto and added:
    As I reminded someone who was spelling doom for Morpheus: this is why they do tests. Better now than in 2025 when...
  3. placeofpluto reblogged this from for-all-mankind and added:
    While it is not good, from the article it seems like it is an control problem, possibly unrelated to the stuff Morpheus...
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  6. asonlynasacan reblogged this from for-all-mankind and added:
    I am sad too. RIP MORPHEUS, YOU AND PARASEV SOAR IN HEAVEN FOREVER
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