NASA conducts spin test on15-foot-wide saucer-shaped Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD)
NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project will be flying a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle into near-space from the Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility this June from Kauai, Hawaii. To prepare for the flight, a “spin” test was conducted from the gallery above a clean room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, where this near-space experimental test vehicle is being prepared for shipment to Hawaii. During the broadcast, the 15-foot-wide, 7,000-pound vehicle underwent a “spin-table” test. The LDSD crosscutting demonstration mission will test breakthrough technologies that will enable large payloads to be safely landed on the surface of Mars, or other planetary bodies with atmospheres, including Earth.
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Generally I don't like reporters, but Mrs Yee Hill is my favorite Media Relations / Reporter: She is knowledgeable in the subject (like Walter Cronkite), asks relevant interesting questions, sets a nice pace not too fast and is prepared with the next subject. She is a Pro.
Is this the flat earth channel? lol
We are the aliens and we will discover everything.
I volunteer myself to deploy to Mars.
Thank you for your consideration.
Hey NASA, fix the sound on your videos.
I wish that MOST of the money that goes into the U.S Military's annual budget was spent on SPACE Exploration and Health Research….
Rob Manning comes off as a kind, intelligent engineer.
yeah, stealing design from ET crafts .