Upcoming Event: Mars Landing Tech News
June 1, 11 a.m. PT (2 p.m. ET, 1800 UTC)
Tune in to learn about NASA's second flight test of its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD).
NASA's LDSD project is designed to investigate and test breakthrough technologies for landing future robotic and human Mars missions, and safely returning large payloads to Earth. The test, performed over the Pacific Ocean, will simulate the supersonic entry and descent speeds at which the spacecraft would be traveling through the Martian atmosphere.
Mission overview briefing participants include:
U.S. Navy Capt. Bruce Hay, commanding officer, U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility
Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator of the Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington
Mark Adler, LDSD project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California
Ian Clark, LDSD principal investigator at JPL
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