Mighty Eagle Completes 100 Foot Free Flight

NASA's 'Mighty Eagle' Robotic Prototype Lander Takes 100-Foot Free Flight (with video)

"During the 35-second run, the vehicle was "open loop" -- navigating autonomously without the command of the onboard camera and flying on a preprogrammed flight profile. Once it reached the 100-foot mark, the "Mighty Eagle" identified a new, larger target on the ground about 100 feet away, took pictures, processed the images and safely landed."

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