Sunday, May 08, 2011

Morpheus: If At First You Don't Succeed...


Whoops! As we see in this 20-second video, the Morpheus lander test on May 3 didn't go very well. In this tethered test, Morpheus appears to veer out of control. The test on May 4, Innovation Day, went better. Meanwhile launch of STS-134, once scheduled for April 19, has been delayed until at least May 16 due to problems with the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU).

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Blogger Chango said...

IMU problems?

7:13 AM  
Blogger CarlBrannen said...

It's also why we try to stand behind the big heavy pieces of machinery.

By the way, many years ago there was a rumor about a demonstration of DIVAD that went so awry that the visiting dignitaries hit the dirt. And it was then canceled.

6:21 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Hi C and C. There were also rumours of Russian rockets blowing up and taking a blockhouse full of officials with them.

3:15 PM  

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