Saucer test run

28 Jun, 2014

NASA test runs a flyer saucer prototype that they will use to send to Mars. The saucer’s job is to land items and astronauts onto Mars. The agency partners with the U.S. Navy’s Kuaai location during the process. During the launch test, the winds were too disruptive as the helium balloon carried the saucer above the Pacific ocean. If the next test launch is not successful, the next flight won’t occur until next year. Investments of $150 million have already gone into the project and researchers are hopeful for a successful outcome.

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