NASA - Test for Program "ORION"

Above: NASA test as part of "ORION", the next official planned lunar landing program after "Apollo".

Above: Headshield / NASA "ORION".

NASA tests 'Flying Saucers' for Mars missons:

Nasa's tests 'flying saucer' for Mars missons

NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project successfully flew a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle into near-space.

NASA's flying saucer, aka the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator, paves the way for landing heavy sp