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Watch This Prototype Mars Spacecraft Spin During A Supersonic Test

Feeling dizzy? This is what the view looked like from NASA's next-generation Mars spacecraft as the flying saucer-shaped vehicle did…

7 years ago

NASA Deems Flying Saucer Test A Success Despite Failed Parachute

Although the parachute didn't pop out during a flight test this weekend of NASA's flying-saucer shaped prototype spacecraft for future…

7 years ago

NASA’s Saucer-Shaped Mars Vehicle Idea Loses Flight Test ‘Window’ Due To Weather

NASA has lost its reserved time at a range in Hawaii to test a saucer-shaped vehicle that one day could…

7 years ago

NASA’s Mars Landing Idea Will Take To The Air In June

So what does an agency like NASA do after making a daring new type of landing with the Mars Curiosity…

7 years ago

Foom! Flaming Rocket Sled Tests Parachute For Mars Spacecraft

Watch the video above to the two-minute mark (and beyond) and we guarantee a brilliant start to your Friday. "Enter…

8 years ago