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Will Morpheus Be the First Vehicle on the Moon Since Apollo?

Posted By admin On April 1, 2011 @ 8:19 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Loren Grush
Fox News [1]
April 1, 2011

Nearly 40 years after Americans last set foot on the moon, a determined band of NASA engineers, undeterred by massive budget cuts and red tape, may have paved the way for a long awaited return to the lunar surface.

In 2009, President Obama slashed the Constellation project, a nearly $100 billion project to replace the aging space shuttle fleet with a group of new spacecraft that could ultimately take man to the moon and beyond. Lockheed Martin unveiled Orion last week, a last-gasp effort to continue a small part of that project — but the end of Constellation seemed the death of America’s lunar ambitions to many.
But not to everyone.

A group of NASA engineers — acting on their own initiative to find funding in other research and development projects, and in partnership with an aerospace startup, together with their own sweat equity — have designed and built a breakthrough piece of technology: the first new lunar landing craft from the space agency in 40 years.

Meet Project Morpheus. Final destination: the moon.

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