NASA Mulls Inflatable Heat Shiled for Mars Spacecraft

January 4, 2015 2:10 PM

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(Photo : NASA Langley, Kathy Barnstorff) NASA Langley Research Center shows the inflatable structure of a Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator, background, made up of high-tech fabric rings, similar to those seen in the foreground.

NASA experts have found a way to land a large spacecraft safely on Mars using a concept based on a child's toy.

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