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Nasa tests Mars landing technology

29 June 2014 Last updated at 18:40 BST

US space agency Nasa has successfully tested a flying-saucer shaped space craft that could help scientists plan future missions to Mars.

It is hoped this system will help them understand how to land heavy spacecraft and even astronauts on the red planet.

Denise Hammick reports.

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