Xombie Makes Highest, Longest Flight

As promised, Masten Space System’s Xombie campaign continued throughout March, culminating with the vertical take off vertical landing vessel’s highest and longest flight yet. The vessel rose 500 meters – higher than the Empire State Building – and moved 300 meters laterally before appearing to plunge towards the ground. Xombie made a pinpoint landing at a second landing pad, guided by Draper Lab’s GENIE navigation and control system.

Watch Xombie’s flight below: