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NASA Mars test called success, despite torn chute

In this June 28, 2014 photo provided by NASA, NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) is lifted aboard the Kahana recovery vessel off the coast of the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. AP

NASA engineers said Friday that a test of a vehicle they hope to one day use on Mars achieved most of its objectives, despite a parachute that virtually disintegrated the moment it deployed.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Captains of industry explore space’s new frontiers

Elon Musk  AFP FILE PHOTO

With spacecraft that can carry tourists into orbit and connect Paris to New York in less than two hours, the new heroes of space travel are not astronauts but daring captains of industry.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Mars ‘flying saucer’ splashes down after NASA test

NASA Flying Saucer 3

NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft — and one day even astronauts — safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute got tangled on the way down.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

NASA launches Mars ‘flying saucer’ on Earth

NASA Flying Saucer

After several weather delays, NASA on Saturday launched a helium balloon carrying a saucer-shaped vehicle high in Earth’s atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

NASA to conduct Mars ‘flying saucer’ test on Earth

In this undated image provided by NASA a saucer-shaped test vehicle holding equipment for landing large payloads on Mars is shown in the Missile Assembly Building at the US Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 weather permitting, a balloon carrying the saucer-shaped vehicle is set to launch from Hawaii. AP

The U.S. space agency is getting ready to launch a “flying saucer” into Earth’s atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

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