“Morpheus Project” for non-toxic spacecraft propellant and “Loon” for Internet from the Stratosphere

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Morpheus Lander (a NASA JSC project)

Morpheus is a vertical test bed vehicle demonstrating new green propellant propulsion systems and autonomous landing and hazard detection technology. Designed, developed, manufactured and operated in-house by engineers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the Morpheus Project represents not only a vehicle to advance technologies, but also an opportunity to try out “lean development” engineering practices.

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Morpheus
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MorpheusLander/featured
Originally seen on Gizmodo: http://sploid.gizmodo.com/this-is-not-a-frame-from-a-science-fiction-movie-1537271129

Project Loon: The Technology (a Google project)

We believe it’s possible to create a ring of balloons that fly around the globe on the stratospheric winds and provide Internet access to the earth below. Balloons present some really hard science problems, but we’re excited about the progress so far.
To learn more, visit: http://google.com/loon.

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