NASA's hovering lander looked beautiful at yesterday's test-launch

NASA's Morpheus Lander hovers above the launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center at a free-flight test launch held yesterday afternoon. Hit the jump to see the photo (and video of the launch) in its full glory. » 12/11/13 1:19pm 12/11/13 1:19pm

NASA's latest Morpheus test proves it's got some catching up to do

NASA is currently working on a vertical landing system. And as you'll see in this video, it's anything but impressive — especially when considering that it fails in the first part of the video, that it's the 24th test, and the damn thing was tethered. Meanwhile, SpaceX is hopping rockets to a height of 820 feet. » 6/21/13 6:30am 6/21/13 6:30am