NASA plans launch of saucer-shaped vehicle to test Mars parachute off coast of Hawaii

  • by: ALICIA CHANG , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 1, 2014 - 10:40 AM

LOS ANGELES — The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on the red planet.

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