Thursday, June 16, 2011

Robotic Lunar Lander Takes Flight

On Monday, June 13, a prototype for the Robotic Lunar Lander Development Project lifted itself off the ground and flew up to 7 feet for 27 seconds. This marked the first free closed-loop flight of the project, which is managed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Applause broke out in the control room as the lander gently sat back down. Just one cool application of robotics technology!

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