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Artist Concept: Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (NASA, LDSD, 06/02/14)

Artist Concept: Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (NASA, LDSD, 06/02/14)
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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.

The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project is managed by JPL for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate in Washington.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Original image: www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA18017

Read more about NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator:
www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/tdm/ldsd/index.html

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