Taiwan News 2014.06.28 11:33
NASA to test Mars 'flying saucer' vehicle, parachute in Earth's atmosphere
LOS ANGELES (AP) - NASA will try to launch a "flying saucer" into Earth's
atmosphere Saturday to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.
After several weather delays, the attempt off the coast of the Hawaiian
island of Kauai will test the disc-shaped vehicle and a giant parachute.
Since the 1970s, NASA has used the same parachute design to slow landers
SPACECRAFT, MARTIAN, SAUCER, NASA, LANDER, MAR, Mars, USA