November 8, 2022

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    NASA To Launch a Giant Heat Shield into Space That Protects Spacecraft From Crash Landing

    An air-filled thermal shield built on a spacecraft that helps an airborne object land safely in the atmosphere is poised to fly as part of NASA’s Low-Earth Orbit Flight Test of an Inflatable Decelerator (LOFTID). If successful, the parachute heat shield can handle big robotic missions, human landings on Mars, and the return of larger […] More