Google+ SpaceTravelFoundation: NASA is ready for its second flight test of Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator

June 2, 2015

NASA is ready for its second flight test of Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator

Dear readers and followers,


The second flight test of +NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) is expected today, Tuesday, June 2nd, The flight test is a launch of a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle into near-space from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. At launch time, a giant balloon will carry the test vehicle to an altitude of about 36 km. 
Credit image: +NASA 


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