NASA to test Mars-landing systems while hitching ride on Blue Origin flight – Orlando Sentinel

“Testing SPLICE technologies on a suborbital rocket expands the envelope beyond previous lab tests, helicopter field tests, and lower-altitude suborbital rocket tests,” explained John Carson, technical integration manager for precision landing based at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston in a press release. “We will get more data about the system to anchor analyses and models and support follow-on adjustments, testing, and development.”

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