Getting the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) Vehicle to Test Altitude

In June NASA will conduct the second flight of the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle from the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) located on the Island of Kauai, Hawaii. The test will begin at an altitude of about 120,000 feet. But what does it take to get…