Winds Push NASA 'Flying Saucer' Test Launch to Late June

June 12, 2014 8:58 PM

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Winds Push NASA 'Flying Saucer' Test Launch to Late June

This artist's concept shows the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), designed to test landing technologies for future Mars missions. A balloon will lift the vehicle to high altitudes, where a rocket will take it even higher, to the top of the stratosphere, at several times the speed of sound.

High winds over Hawaii will delay the launch of a NASA saucer-shaped Mars landing test vehicle until at least the end of the month, project officials said Thursday (June 12).

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