NASA to launch ‘flying saucer’ to test landing on Red Planet

June 29, 2014 3:55 AM

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NASA to launch ‘flying saucer’ to test landing on Red Planet

US space agency will finally launch a ‘flying saucer’ into Earth’s atmosphere on Saturday to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.

Addressing a press brief from Kauai, Ian Clark of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said, “Landing on Mars is an extremely challenging thing to do. If you are going to cast your eyes on the prize of landing people on Mars, you’re going to need extremely large drag devices to slow those vehicles down....

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