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Photos of the Day: Mars 'Flying Saucer' Splashes Down After Test

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 11:09pm
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This undated image provided by NASA shows a saucer-shaped test vehicle holding equipment for landing large payloads on Mars in the Missile Assembly Building at the U.S Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kekaha on the island of Kaua‘i in Hawaii. The vehicle, part of the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, will test an inflatable decelerator and a parachute at high altitudes and speeds over the Pacific Missile Range scheduled for June 3, 2014. (AP Photo/NASA)

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In this undated photo provided by NASA, an engineer works on the Parachute Deployment Device of the LDSD test vehicle in this image taken at the Missile Assembly Building at the US Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kekaha on the island of Kaua‘i in Hawaii. The U.S. space agency is deciding its next move after it lost the chance to launch the vehicle into the Earth’s atmosphere because of unfavorable wind conditions. The mission is designed to test technology that could be used on Mars. (AP Photo/NASA)

This April 17, 2014 image provided by NASA shows workmen unloading a saucer-shaped test vehicle for LDSD at the U.S Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kekaha on the island of Kaua‘i in Hawaii. The saucer will be boosted to high altitudes via balloon and rocket, before releasing an inflatable doughnut-shaped tube and an enormous supersonic parachute -- possible landing technologies for future Mars missions.(AP Photo/NASA)

This image taken from video provided by NASA shows the launch of the high-altitude balloon carrying this saucer-shaped vehicle for NASA, Saturday June 28, 2014 in Kauai, Hawaii. (AP Photo/NASA)

This image taken from video provided by NASA shows the launch of the high-altitude balloon carrying LDSD, Saturday June 28, 2014 in Kauai, Hawaii. (AP Photo/NASA)

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