12 June 2014
NASA’s Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test over Hawaii, which could eventually lead to ways to land larger and heavier payloads on Mars, was delayed again on Wednesday, with the next attempt now expected to take place on 14 June. Weather, which has delayed the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test several times already, was cited as the reason once again. NASA believes a new design is needed because the same parachutes have been in use for several decades now. In order to eventually land a human on the surface of Mars, NASA realized that it needs to develop new technologies. (Image Credit: NASA)
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