NASA's 'Flying Saucer' Test - Heat Shield Inflates and Parachute Fails | Video

The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) was tested over Hawaii on June 28th, 2014. It successfully tested the Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (SIAD)  but its second major test,  the Supersonic Disk Sail Parachute, failed to deploy correctly.

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