NASA Morpheus lander (rocket quad) - crash and burn

I guess even the big boys have to try a couple of times before they get it right. :)

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Comment by Jason Wise on August 9, 2012 at 3:23pm

Thats one expensive bomb fire!, lucky it didnt crash into the tanks in the background!

Comment by Carl La France on August 9, 2012 at 4:11pm

Thanks John for sharing Kind of how I do things  "trial and error" method  crash and burn only this time it was reversed it burnt then crashed to the ground.

Comment by Toby Mills on August 9, 2012 at 5:14pm

Those firefighters at the end really look like they were loving their job.

I bet they sit around for months and months with nothing happening and were like "finally a fire - woohoo".

They used up every last drop of that foam :)

Comment by Rana on August 9, 2012 at 5:55pm

In such events NASA, must already have fire fighters team already present, I can see, they came almost after when every thing demolished. 

Damages could be even higher.

Comment by Ellison Chan on August 9, 2012 at 5:55pm

Why are they still working on single engine landers, when Curiosity has already proven that quad/octo configuration works best.


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Comment by Mark Harrison on August 9, 2012 at 6:07pm

That's some serious explosions @1:56, @6:23... no doubt about it, I'm ceasing development of my liquid methane / liquid oxygen fuels quad right away!

Comment by Jack Crossfire on August 9, 2012 at 7:36pm

That's probably the end of the program.  They would have already had a 2nd machine if they could afford to rebuild it.

Comment by Jason Wise on August 9, 2012 at 9:51pm

Go the Blue Ball!

Comment by Carl La France on August 9, 2012 at 10:14pm

Thanks for the info Munroe to the guys involved it is heart break and serious stuff "It is the chance you take . As for the guys in the fire truck they would be  absolutely elated with a fire .(no human loss) when I flew daily the

fire  guys would be out  doing  practice runs down the run way to stay in shape. The only miss hap I seen them involved in in 27 years of commercial flying . One time a beech 18 put the wheels up to soon and slid 1000 feet down the run way (no fire folded the props back pretty good  ) and another time they got a brand new  4wd fire truck and were showing it off for the local news media and got stuck in the moat at the fence at the end of the runway and had to  get towed out . They are good guys trained ready and necessary.If something did happen they would be there to save your butt

Comment by Tilman Baumann on August 10, 2012 at 3:48am

Lol to the conveniently placed bottles of liquid helium(?) placed right next to it.

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