NASA investigates inflatable spacecraft technology

January 3, 2015 9:27 PM

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Sending man to the Mars is the dream which NASA nurtures for the later part of the century. However it is not going to be an easy task though NASA is thinking as creatively as making a toy for a child. One of the biggest challenges will be to try to safely land a huge spaceship on the Red Planet and NASA has a number of tricks up its sleeves to accomplish this.

NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton is a very hectic place where top notch and some of the finest brains are working in unison to create an inflatable heat shield that looks more akin to a jumbo-sized version of a stacking ring of doughnuts that infants play with. It will be the light weight, ...

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