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    Default NASA's to test saucer-shaped Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator spaceship tomorrow



    The test from Hawaii will be tomorrow, June 3rd if all goes well. The flying saucer shape craft powered by rocket will be lofted up to 120,000 feet by a very large balloon, dropped and then the rocket will fire and it will go up to 180,000. At least it is hoped it will do so. Two new technologies will be used for the first time. After it's done with the testing a giant parachute, the largest ever, will deploy to safely land it. The whole test is supposed to be viewable from a internet feed from NASA. This is quite amazing. Here's more:

    NASA's saucer-shaped craft preps for flight test -- ScienceDaily

    LDSD Testing for Large Payloads to Mars | NASA

    Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (NASA's Technology Demonstration Missions) | NASA
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    Default Re: NASA's to test saucer-shaped Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator spaceship tomorro

    hi
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    Default Re: NASA's to test saucer-shaped Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator spaceship tomorro

    Darn. Test cancelled for today due to weather. June 5th next window for launch. Shucks!
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    Default Re: NASA's to test saucer-shaped Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator spaceship tomorro

    I just read this. Pretty interesting stuff.

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    Default Re: NASA's to test saucer-shaped Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator spaceship tomorro

    Quote Originally Posted by iban3z View Post
    I just read this. Pretty interesting stuff.
    I know. It's not star trek, but it's ours and it's real...and cutting edge!
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