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Launch by NASA will test gear for Mars expedition

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 28, 2014

NASA mission managers are hopeful that the oft-interrupted launch of a flying saucer-shaped vehicle, which will help test landing technology for a future Mars expedition, will finally happen Saturday from a Navy range on Kauai. Weather permitting, the so-called Low Density Supersonic Decelerator will be launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands sometime between 2:15 and 3 p.m. local time, according to NASA.

NASA mission managers are hopeful that the oft-interrupted launch of a flying saucer-shaped vehicle, which will help test landing technology for a future Mars expedition, will finally happen Saturday from a Navy range on Kauai.

Weather permitting, the so-called Low Density Supersonic Decelerator will be launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands sometime between 2:15 and 3 p.m. local time, according to NASA. Login for more...



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