NASA set to take Martian flying saucer for a spin

March 30, 2015 7:32 PM

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NASA set to take Martian flying saucer for a spin

Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test live

Vid NASA is promising a bit of live Martian flying-saucer action on Tuesday with a "spin-table" test of its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) – the future Mars payload delivery tech which may one day combine airbags and parachutes to safely place kit on the Red Planet's surface.

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