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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NASA (Mar. 13, 2015) NASA EDGE joins the ELaNa X Teams as their CubeSats deploy less than two hours after a successful ride into space. Dr. Charles Norton (NASA JPL) and Scott Higginbotham (NASA Kennedy) share the ... watch video
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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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AP (Aug. 22, 2012) The NASA rover Curiosity made its first test drive Wednesday on ancient soil of Mars. The rover moved forward about 15 feet, rotated to a right angle and reversed a short distance. The drive was ... watch video
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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
June 2, 2014 NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle, has completed final assembly at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in ... read more
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May 18, 2012 NASA technologists will get a chance next summer to relive the good old days when Agency engineers would affix space-age gizmos to rockets just to see if the contraptions worked. In what will be the ... read more