NASA Mars 'Flying Saucer' Returns To Earth

June 28, 2014 7:21 PM

18 0

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A saucer-shaped NASA vehicle testing new technology for Mars landings rocketed high over the Pacific on Saturday and deployed a novel inflatable braking system, but its massive parachute failed to fully unfurl as it descended to a splashdown.

Control room cheers that greeted successful steps in the complex test rapidly died as the parachute appeared to emerge tangled.

Also read: Apple tells feds ‘new entrants’ to auto industry should get same testing rights as incumbents

Read more

To category page

Loading...