The "Mighty Eagle," a NASA robotic prototype lander, reached its highest altitude and velocity -- and longest duration -- on Oct. 25.
The "Mighty Eagle" robotic prototype lander flew to an altitude of 100 feet and descended to a landing during a free flight Sept. 5.
The "Mighty Eagle," a robotic prototype lander, sailed to an altitude of 100 feet during another successful free flight Aug. 28.
NASA's "Mighty Eagle" successfully found its target during a 32-second free flight Aug. 16 at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
The "Mighty Eagle," a NASA robotic prototype lander, is soaring high again for a series of tests being conducted at the Marshall Center.
The landscape around two historic test stands at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has changed and now features a free-flying robotic lander.
NASA successfully completed the final flight in a series of tests of a new robotic lander prototype at the Redstone Test Center’s propulsion test facility on the U.S. Army Redstone Arsenal.
NASA will conduct a 100-foot robotic lander altitude test flight Friday, Nov. 4, to mature the technology needed to develop a new generation of small, smart, versatile robotic landers.
The "Mighty Eagle" robotic lander aces a complex maneuver -- a critical component for landing on airless bodies and planets without atmospheres.
Illinois "farmgirl" Julie Bassler is now a NASA engineer developing a new robotic lander to explore the solar system.
NASA's Robotic Lander Development Project at the Marshall Center conducted the second free-flight test of a robotic lander prototype.
Monday, June 13, marks the first free flight of this prototype for the Robotic Lander Development Project managed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center began the first phase of integrated system tests on a new robotic lander prototype.
NASA engineers have successfully completed system testing on a new robotic lander in support of the Robotic Lunar Lander Project.
NASA's Robotic Lunar Lander Development Project has completed a series of hot fire tests for a new propulsion system for a robotic lander prototype.
NASA and its industry partners have successfully completed a series of thruster tests that will aid in maneuvering and landing the next generation of robotic landers.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, will complete the exploration phase of its mission on Sept. 16, after a number of successes that transformed our understanding of Earth's nearest neighbor.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is beaming back images of caverns hundreds of feet deep -- beckoning scientists to follow.
A Soviet robot lost on the dusty plains of the Moon for the past 40 years has been found again, and it is returning surprisingly strong laser pulses to Earth.
More than 37 years after humans last walked on the moon, planetary scientists are inviting members of the public to return to the lunar surface as "virtual astronauts."
Wrinkle ridges like these are common on lunar mare surfaces and have long been a subject of interest to lunar scientists.