Mars 'flying saucer' vehicle splashes down after NASA test in Earth's atmosphere

  • by: CHRISTOPHER WEBER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 29, 2014 - 1:20 PM

LOS ANGELES — NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft — and one day even astronauts — safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute got tangled on the way down.

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