A team from NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., is conducting flight tests of a prototype for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that may soar over the landscape of Mars later this decade. The prototype glider, nicknamed "Orville," had its latest test in the skies over Oregon's Tillamook airport August 9, when it was released from a helium balloon at an altitude of 103,000 feet. "By going up [that high], we duplicated the atmospheric and aerodynamic conditions ...

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