Do you remember NASA’s flying saucer? With big plans in mind for Mars in the future, a new system, besides the old style parachutes we’ve been using for the last 40 years, will be necessary. NASA had a test that didn’t go so well last year, but they recently welcomed journalists into their cleanroom to show off their new flying saucer that will help slow things down as we send them into the thin Martian atmosphere.

You can read more about this project, as well as see some photos here.