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Countdown Begins for NASA Test of Flying Saucer-like Parachute for Mars Landing

NASA is gearing up to test its long-awaited test launch of the largest parachute ever deployed in the sky with its flying saucer ahead of its possible landing technology on Mars surface in 2017. The flying saucer, not to be confused with the flying unidentified objects (UFO), is named the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator, and the live telecast is available on ...

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‘Flying Saucer’ of NASA Shortlisted in ‘Best of What’s New’

NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), a spacecraft that aims to facilitate the safe landing of future Mars missions, has earned a place in the Popular Science magazine’s “Best Of What’s New” list. The NASA project, also known as the “flying saucer”, won the award in the aerospace category. “Landing safely on an alien planet requires drastic braking at hypersonic speeds. ...

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