Aloha – The LDSD was scheduled for test launch today. As much as the Latter-day Saints often referred to as LDS might want to claim it, the initialism actually stands for Low Density Supersonic Decelerator. This, or something very similar is the type of landing craft envisioned for landing on Mars with a manned crew.
It vaguely reminds me of a Jackie Chan movie, where Chan literally rolls down a slope, then off a cliff in an air-filled ball. It worked for him, why not for astronauts?
We’ll be seeing a lot more of the Mormon lander over the new few years :o)