NASA’s ‘Flying Saucer’ Aiming For Wednesday Test Flight
By Space Coast Daily // June 10, 2014
craft will be used in future explorations
ABOVE VIDEO: NASA is testing a supersonic parachute under Mars-like conditions for future exploration.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Mission managers have decided to attempt a Wednesday launch in Hawaii of the high altitude balloon carrying NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD).
Managers will assess the weather today and decide if a Wednesday launch attempt will be made.
This experimental flight test is designed to investigate breakthrough technologies to benefit future Mars missions, including those involving human exploration.