NASA Canceled “Flying Saucer” Launch Tentative For Monday June 8th
UPDATE NEXT WINDOW IS MONDAY JUNE 8th
NASA will test its experimental “flying saucer” that could someday help put humans on Mars, and the event will be tentative depending the weather tomorrow, June 6th. Time will be posted on link. They would like to put it up in the air, but right now it’s……up in the air.
The 2- to 3-hour journey will take the LDSD to an altitude of 120,000 feet, where it will be released. Four small rockets will kick in and spin the flying saucer, followed by a Star 48B long-nozzle, solid-fueled rocket with 17,500 pounds of thrust, which will take the craft up another 60,000 feet, according to NASA. Photos
This is the second test flight.