NASA Plans to Test Flying Saucer Over Hawaii

June 3, 2014 8:35 PM

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NASA Plans to Test Flying Saucer Over Hawaii

A saucer-shaped test vehicle for landing large payloads on Mars is shown in the Missile Assembly Building at the US Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kaua‘i, Hawaii. (Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

In an effort to design spacecraft tailored for missions to Mars, scientists at NASA are taking a page right out of your run-of-the-mill science fiction novel: The space agency is preparing to test a flying saucer.

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