There won't be any little green men. But there really will be a flying saucer hurtling through the skies above Hawaii any day now. As early as Thursday, NASA plans to send a giant, Frisbee-shaped ... more 
There won't be any little green men. But there really will be a flying saucer hurtling through the skies above Hawaii any day now. As early as Thursday, NASA plans to send a giant, Frisbee-shaped aerial vehicle high into the stratosphere. It may seem straight out of a B-movie, but the space agency says the launch has a serious purpose: to test technology that will help land spacecraft and someday humans on Mars. NASA still relies on some of the basic designs developed more than 40 years ago to land the Viking spacecraft on Mars, principal investigator Ian Clark of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Monday. less 
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