04 Jun '15, 2pm

NASA is going to test a flying saucer over Hawaii

NASA is going to test a flying saucer over Hawaii

There’s long been a connection between science fiction and groundbreaking technology, but those who catch a glimpse of NASA’s new flying saucer-shaped craft over Hawaii in the coming week may think that they’ve stumbled across a film shoot. NASA considers the craft—a Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator —as the one of the technologies integral to leading manned missions to Mars , and this test will see the LDSD carried 120,000 feet above the earth, simulating an entry into the Red Planet’s atmosphere, before a 100-foot diameter parachute is deployed to carry the craft back down to the seas near Hawaii. And best of all—NASA will stream the flying saucer’s test flight live online.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/nasa-to-test-flying-saucer-over-hawa...

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