Gallery: NASA’s Attempt at Developing a Greener Planetary Lander Crashe...


Last week, NASA pulled off one of its greatest feats ever by safely landing a one-ton robotic rover named Curiosity over 150 million miles away on Mars. Meanwhile, back on Earth, the space administration is already working on the next generation of planetary landers, and NASA is aiming to make them as green as possible. The effort got off to a rather rough start this week, though, when The Morpheus, a methane-powered, spider-like craft, crashed and exploded during a test flight at Kennedy Space Center.

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