New High-Def Video Of NASA's "Flying Saucer" Test Will Blow You Away

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has just released never-before-seen video footage shot from cameras on board its Low Density Supersonic Decelerator during its test over Hawaii. Turn off the lights, put it on full screen and buckle up.

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Wow. I never realized what an immediate and profound impact maneuvering thrusters have. Rotate: GO! Rotate: STOP! I was imagining a more gradual spin-up, spin-down.

The rest is pretty cool, too (although: poor, poor parachute ...)