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This image taken from video provided by NASA shows the launch of the high-altitude balloon carrying a saucer-shaped vehicle for NASA to test technology that could be used to land on Mars, Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Kauai, Hawaii. Saturday's experimental flight high in Earth's atmosphere tested a giant parachute designed to deliver heavier spacecraft and eventually astronauts.

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This image taken from video provided by NASA shows the launch of the high-altitude balloon carrying a saucer-shaped vehicle for NASA to test technology that could be used to land on Mars, Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Kauai, Hawaii. Saturday's experimental flight high in Earth's atmosphere tested a giant parachute designed to deliver heavier spacecraft and eventually astronauts.