Mars Mission: Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Clapway

There is a mission to Mars underway at the moment, and NASA is proudly sending off its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator starting at 12PM EST today.

The purpose for this send-off will be to test the craft’s spin rate through what they call a “spin table test.” This will help them determine how effective their system is and to make sure everything is working properly so that a soft landing will be possible when it does go on its Mars Mission.

The plan is to send the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator on its Mars Mission in June of this year.

During this live streamed event, the public will have access to everything that is going on and there will also be experts available to answer any questions people may have about the project and about the spacecraft.