WASHINGTON, March 20, 2018/ PRNewswire- United StatesNewswire/– & nbsp;NASA will evaluate a parachute for possible future objectives to Mars from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Tuesday, March27 Live protection of the test is arranged to start at 6: 15 a.m. EDT on the Wallops Ustreamwebsite.

Thelaunch window for the 58- foot-tall Terrier-BlackBrant IX suborbital sounding rocket is from 6: 45 to 10: 15 a.m. Backup launch days are March 28 to April 10.

TheNASA VisitorCenterat Wallops will open at 6 a.m. on launch day for seeing the flight. The rocket launch is anticipated to be just seen from the Wallops location.

Therocket will bring the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE) from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena,California The payload bring the test parachute is anticipated to reach an elevation of 32 miles roughly 2 minutes into the flight. Thepayload will splash-down in the Atlantic Ocean 40 miles from Wallops Island and will be recuperated and gone back to Wallops for information retrieval and assessment.

Thepayload is a bullet-nosed, round structure holding a supersonic parachute, the parachute’s implementation system, and the test’s high-definition instrumentation, consisting of video cameras, to tape information.

ASPIRE & nbsp;is handled by JPL, with assistance from NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, and  Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California, for the company’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington.  

NASA’s Sounding Rocket Program is based atWallops Orbital ATK in Dulles, Virginia, offers objective preparation, engineering services and field operations through the NASA Sounding Rocket OperationsContract NASA’s HeliophysicsDivisionin Washington handles the sounding rocket program for the company.

Launchupdates will be readily available by means of the Wallops Facebookand Twitterwebsites. Smartphone users can likewise download the “What’s Up at Wallops” app, which consists of info on the launch, in addition to a compass revealing the exact instructions for launch watching.

Moreinfo on the company’s sounding rocket program is readily available online at:


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