5 June 2014
The launch of NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator from the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii will be delayed and will not be taking place today as was initially scheduled. The launch needs to wait for a time when the winds are blowing out to sea, so that it splashes down safely into the Pacific Ocean at the end of its high-altitude test. This test launch will serve as an opportunity to see how a new kind of atmospheric braking system performs under conditions similar to those faced during entry, descent and landing on Mars. (Image Credit: NASA)
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