NASA brings heat to hovering robotic lander test

Published: 30 June 2011 y., Thursday

Infrared video released by US space agency, NASA, shows how future robotic landers might hover and land autonomously on asteroids or lunar surfaces. The agency has been testing the compact vehicles for missions to airless environments where parachutes will not work.

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