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NASA to Test Mars ‘Flying Saucer’ Vehicle on Earth

A NASA flying saucer designed to test Mars lander technology could be launched on Earth this weekend.


NASA's 'flying saucer' project is aimed at enabling large payloads to be safely landed on the surface of Mars, or other planetary bodies with atmospheres, including Earth, and also allow access to much more of the planet's surface by enabling landings at higher-altitude sites. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Scrubs ‘Flying Saucer’ Mission

NASA has postponed its plan to send a ‘flying saucer’ into Earth’s atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.


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File photo of Mars rover Curiosity when it was still in the NASA labs (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Celebrates 1 Year On Mars

Mount Sharp has beckoned Curiosity since the NASA rover made its grand entrance on Mars exactly a year ago, dangling from nylon cables to a safe landing.


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Study: Traces Of Moon Water Came From Earth

U.S. astronauts have recently found that traces of water inside the moon actually came from the Earth.


File photo of Mars rover Curiosity when it was still in the NASA labs (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Mars Rover Back In Action After Computer Problems

The Mars rover Curiosity is humming again after being sidelined by back-to-back computer problems.


In this handout image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS, and captured by NASA's Curiosity rover, a rock outcrop called Link pops out from a Martian surface that is elsewhere blanketed by reddish-brown dust, showing evidence for an ancient, flowing stream, Sept. 2, 2012. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS via Getty Images)

NASA: Mars Could Have Supported Primitive Life

NASA scientists say tests on a Mars rock show the planet could have supported primitive life.


File photo of Mars rover Curiosity when it was still in the NASA labs (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Curiosity Sleeps As Solar Blast Races Toward Mars

NASA says the Curiosity rover is hunkering down after the sun unleashed a blast headed for Mars.


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Tycoon Proposes to Send Married Couple Around Mars

In less than five years, a married couple could be on their way toward Mars in an audacious but bare-bones private mission that would slingshot them around the Red Planet.


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NASA Plans To Use Astronauts As Messengers To Mars

NASA’s future plans to explore Mars may end up using astronauts as space messengers.




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