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Successful first flight of the DLR Mapheus research rocket



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Successful first flight of the DLR Mapheus research rocket
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The Mapheus rocket of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) was launched at 12:32 on 22 May 2009. On board were four materials physics experiments which experienced weightlessness for three minutes. Mapheus is an acronym for Materialphysikalische Experimente unter Schwerelosigkeit – Materials Physics Experiments under Weightlessness.

Credit: DLR.