Even with the Rosetta Spacecraft successfully caught up and in orbit of its quarry, the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, its mission is far from over. Experts involved in the Rosetta mission must now prepare to set a lander down on the comet - a task that will take a great deal of planning.
NASA has postponed plans to send a "flying saucer" plummeting towards Earth just outside of Kauai, Hawaii, noting that flying conditions were not ideal Wednesday morning.
NASA is scheduled to plummet a flying saucer-like test vehicle through the sky above the Pacific, right off the coast of Hawaii early next month.
NASA ran successful free-flight and landing tests of the Morpheus prototype lander last night, showing that the new Hazard Detection System can enable automated systems to land wherever they want.