10 Jun 2015

The Flying Saucer - Ian Clark

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:25 pm on 10 June 2015

It's a 'flying saucer'. It's the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator, and NASA hopes that it could one day, help a spacecraft land smoothly on Mars. It's just been tested in Hawaii, with high hopes its newly designed parachute would work, but it failed to deploy this time. Ian Clark, is the principal investigator for the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator.