NASA calls test of Mars ‘saucer’ landing system a success despite torn...

NASA calls test of Mars ‘saucer’ landing system a success despite torn chute

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Sending heavier vehicles and, eventually, humans to Mars requires first testing new technologies to see if they actually work. But it is infeasible to conduct experiments on the red planet, so to mimic Mars’ low-density atmosphere, NASA sent a saucer-like test vehicle high above the Earth. NASA engineers announced Friday that the June mission’s main […]

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