After two weeks of uncooperative winds at the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility, NASA is suspending efforts to test-launch a disk-shaped craft for the demonstration of technologies intended to greatly increase the payload mass that can be landed on Mars. The Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) mission was postponed June 12 after a half-dozen attempts since June 3 to loft the rocket-powered Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator from a high-altitude balloon. The ...


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