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Nasa to test 'flying saucer' Mars lander in Hawaii as preparation for manned missions

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posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 02:57 AM
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Nasa has announced that it will begin tests of a new ‘flying saucer’ that could one day help land people on Mars.

Unfortunately for conspiracy buffs, this isn’t the space agency finally confessing to developing those classic-look UFOs that plagued rural types in 1950s America, but the public’s first look at a new type of planetary lander known as the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD).

Nasa to test 'flying saucer' Mars lander in Hawaii as preparation for manned missions


This June, residents of the tiny Hawaiian island of Kauai will be treated to the unusual sight of this vehicle plummeting to the surface of the ocean after being hauled up to a height of 55 kilometres through a combination of rockets and high-altitude balloons.

The LDSD will fall from this height with its descent slowed from a speed of Mach 3.5 to lower than Mach 2 through a combination of inflatable discs and single giant parachute which will drastically increase the craft’s atmospheric drag.

It’s hoped that this technology will allow Nasa to land even larger payloads on the surface of Mars – a planet whose thin atmosphere (its only 1 per cent as dense as Earth’s) makes touching down without a bang extremely difficult.


Cool...

Nasa is playing around with different ways to land heavier vehicles and tools on Mars. Their current tech for landing has been in use since the 70's so it seems time to expand in the ways of landing this stuff.




posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 03:20 AM
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Unfortunately for conspiracy buffs, this isn’t the space agency finally confessing to developing those classic-look UFOs that plagued rural types in 1950s America, but the public’s first look at a new type of planetary lander known as the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD).

Attuned with conspiracy buffs, this is the Space Agency finally (silently) confessing to back-engineering those classic-look UFOs that plagued the entire Earth since Holy Scriptures, but only the public's first look at an ancient type of planetary lander re-named the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator(LDSD)!!!




S&F!!!

Disclosure has always been a silent whisper, a wink & a nudge!!!
But this is a great find pal!!!


Peace Daas!!!



posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 03:41 AM
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CharlieSpeirs
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Unfortunately for conspiracy buffs, this isn’t the space agency finally confessing to developing those classic-look UFOs that plagued rural types in 1950s America, but the public’s first look at a new type of planetary lander known as the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD).

Attuned with conspiracy buffs, this is the Space Agency finally (silently) confessing to back-engineering those classic-look UFOs that plagued the entire Earth since Holy Scriptures, but only the public's first look at an ancient type of planetary lander re-named the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator(LDSD)!!!




S&F!!!

Disclosure has always been a silent whisper, a wink & a nudge!!!
But this is a great find pal!!!


Peace Daas!!!


Haha, nice one!


Thanks for the kind words, and participation mate!


Peace be to you as well!



posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 04:15 AM
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No problem pal, & thank you



Nasa is playing around with different ways to land heavier vehicles and tools on Mars. Their current tech for landing has been in use since the 70's so it seems time to expand in the ways of landing this stuff.

40 yrs is a long time to stick by certain technology...
But they do say "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"!!!

We need a Renaissaine in Space Fairing, not necessarily more efficient, but much more regular!!!



The investigators are conducting design verification tests through 2013. The first supersonic flight tests are set for 2014 and 2015. Once tested, the devices will enable missions that maximize the capability of current launch vehicles, and could be used in Mars missions launching as early as 2018.

So 4 years is the hope!!!

NASA.gov!!!


Peace Daas!!!



posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 06:01 AM
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Thank you. Closed.




 
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