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NASA to launch a flying saucer in Hawaii

Thursday morning, the island of Kauai may resemble Roswell, New Mexico. That’s when NASA is set to launch a flying saucer. The vehicle is actually known as a low-density supersonic decelerator, and it’s set to launch in the skies over Hawaii to test parachutes used to slow down spacecrafts. Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium joins us to talk all about the flying saucer.

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