Hours after the June 28, 2014, test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator over the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range, two members of the Navy's Explosive Ordinance Disposal swim toward the test vehicle.
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Saturday Afternoon Swim

Hours after the June 28, 2014, test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator over the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range, two members of the Navy's Explosive Ordinance Disposal swim toward the test vehicle. In the background is the recovery vessel Mana'o II.

NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate funds the LDSD mission, a cooperative effort led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. NASA's Technology Demonstration Mission program manages LDSD at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, coordinated support with the Pacific Missile Range Facility and provided the balloon systems for the LDSD test.

For more information about the LDSD space technology demonstration mission: http://go.usa.gov/kzZQz.

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ID#:
PIA18520

Date added:
2014-06-29

Target:
Earth

Mission:
Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech