In the “Clearly They’re Now Just Messing with Us” news category, NASA conducted a test flight on Saturday for its new vehicle, which just happens to look exactly like a flying saucer. Designed to help slow the descent of heavy spacecraft into Mars’ thin atmosphere, the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) failed to deploy its parachute during the test but NASA officials still declared the experiment a success.
A NASA spokesperson stated “The test vehicle worked beautifully, and we met all of our flight objectives. *Also, in no way did we reverse-engineer the craft’s design from anything found at Roswell. Werner Von Braun who?”
*Full disclosure: I may or may not have made that last bit up but you know they were thinking it.
Code Name: “Make Mulder Cry”
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