Not only did NASA build a working flying saucer, they strapped cameras onto it, and unleashed the footage upon the Internet’s nerdy masses. Behold, footage a test flight of NASA’s flying saucer.
In all honesty, the video footage is not that exciting, but the news of such a vehicle tingles my nerves. What if people that report seeing so-called UFO flying saucers are actually seeing super secret experimental spacecraft?
Conspiracy theories aside, this is NASA’s attempt at developing a vehicle that could land on Mars despite its thin atmosphere, which makes it difficult for a vehicle to slow down to a safe landing speed. It uses a helium balloon, rockets and a Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD – whatever the fuck that is) to slow it down from mind-smoothying Mach 4 speeds. Know more.