Launch of NASA's saucer-shaped vehicle delayed

June 3, 2014 7:37 AM

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'The technologies that we're developing here on the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator project are ones that we think could increase by 50-percent or even double the mass that we can put on the surface of Mars,' said researcher Ian Clark

NASA is preparing to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle into Earth's atmosphere in an experimental flight designed to land much heavier loads on Mars. However, it won't happen Tuesday as researchers wait for the right type of wind in the upper reaches of the atmosphere.

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