NASA Continues To Prepare For Mars Mission

November 29, 2014 9:41 AM

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NASA has been designing spacecraft that can send astronauts to Mars, and this week, the will see if their newest project can handle this screeching 20,000-mph re-rentry through the planet’s atmosphere for its first test flight.

It is a very important test; but on Thursday at 7:05 a.m. the unnamed test capsule is set to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on board the Delta IV Heavy rocket. Then it will begin its four-and-a-half-hour, two-orbit mission, which they have called Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1).

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