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NASA to Launch ‘Flying Saucer’ From Kauai

Test will take place at U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility.

·By Riley Sakamoto

NASA plans to test its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project on Kauai later this week. 

NASA’s LDSD project is a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped landing technology test vehicle that has the ability to fly into near-space. 

The federal agency is set to launch the LDSD project starting June 28 and will launch four more tests throughout the week.

The test vehicle, which contains no little green men.


The tests will be carried live via UStream and simulcast on NASA Television.

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