For all the stories that have gone out concerning a flying saucer or a UFO in the past, don’t you think that it is rather ironic for NASA themselves to be testing out this new ‘flying saucer’? Apparently, such a spacecraft might eventually prove to be the key that unlocks mass travel for humans to land on the surface of the Red Planet, Mars. Known as the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator, or LDSD for short, this unique ‘flying saucer’ happens to resemble that of a giant parachute, being specially designed for vehicles which are larger than the Curiosity rover.
Of course, that might also translate to an ability in the future to bring along with it manned spacecraft that could take humans all the way to Mars. There is still plenty of work that needs to be done, however, and tests to run before it can be deem worthy and safe enough to transport human lives into the far reaches of space. Later this June, NASA is expected to send the LDSD into the sky for its maiden ‘test flight’. Hopefully, during NASA’s upcoming tests, there won’t be folks out there who might be fooled into thinking that this is an actual flying saucer with the world as we know it about to get overrun by aliens.