NASA officials briefed the media at a press conference at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California on Friday to discuss the successful testing of the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project. (Aug. 8)
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Reuters - US Online Video (June 8, 2015) NASA's test run of a Mars landing system comes to a quick end when the saucer-shaped vehicle's parachute tears away over the Pacific Ocean. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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SpaceX engineers prepared the 12,000 pound Dragon test article to be lifted 8,000 feet from Morro Bay, California and flown out over the Pacific Ocean.
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June 30, 2014 NASA has successfully conducted the first of three planned tests for the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, developed to evaluate new landing technologies for future Mars missions. ... read more
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