Open Source NASA  

NASA has been refining a new “lander” platform for use on the Moon and asteroids. It’s the space-grade version of the quadracopter drones that are popular among hobbyists and technology observers these days, powered by hydrogen peroxide thrusters.

It’s fun that they’ve named it Mighty Eagle after an Angry Birds feature, but more noteworthy is the adoption of ArduCopter by the Marshall Space Flight Center.

 
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