NASA to Test "Flying Saucer

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(KHNL)  NASA officials are planning a test launch of a developmental spacecraft at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility on the Hawaiian island of Kauai that could happen on one of six days between now and June 13.

The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) spacecraft is shaped like a science-fiction flying saucer, but NASA experts say the vessel features breakthrough technologies that will make it easier to land future human and robotic missions on Mars, as well as return them safely to Earth.

NASA's LDSD test is designed to investigate breakthrough technologies that will benefit landing future human and robotic Mars missions, as well as aid in safely returning large payloads to Earth.


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