NASA's Inflatable Flying Saucer for Mars Landings (Photo Gallery)

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LDSD's Rocket-Powered Test Vehicle

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
This artist's concept shows the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), designed to test landing technologies for future Mars…Read More »

missions. A balloon will lift the vehicle to high altitudes, where a rocket will take it even higher, to the top of the stratosphere, at several times the speed of sound.   Less «
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