NASA declares first 'flying saucer' test a success

June 29, 2014 2:25 PM

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NASA successfully launched a saucer-shaped space craft designed to prevent crash landings on Mars during test off the coast of Hawaiian island of Kauai.

Los Angeles — NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft – and one day even astronauts – safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute got tangled on the way down.

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