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Old 08-09-2012, 01:42 PM
 
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NASA Morpheus crash, explosion: Lander fails in free flight test at Kennedy Space Center

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The lander exploded during a free flight test when the capsule tipped over and caught fire around 12:40 p.m., cfnews13.com reports.

"[The] vehicle lifted off the ground and then experienced a hardware component failure, which prevented it from maintaining stable flight," NASA spokeswoman Laurel Lichtenberger told cfnews13.com. .....
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Medford, Oregon
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Apparently "low-cost, off-the-shelf equipment" isn't the best material to build a lander with...
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