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Watch NASA launch the new ` Low Density Supersonic Flying Saucer`

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 15:09

Zee Media Bureau

London: To protect its spacecraft during landings in space, NASA has reportedly launched a Low Density Supersonic Decelerator.

NASA has released a video of the saucer. In the video, the device is being propelled 120,000ft into orbit by a giant balloon, imitating the rapid inflation technique of the Hawaiian puffer fish.

The researchers are hopeful that this new technique will reduce the speed of spacecraft on landings, making it easier for NASA to land craft on planets like Mars and also assist in its future missions.

First Published: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 15:06
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