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2009-Aug-17, 07:20 PM
NASA conducted a successful test Monday morning of a new type of heat shield that could make it possible to land larger payloads on Mars. The Inflatable Re-entry Vehicle Experiment, demonstrated an inflatable heat shield which could slow and protect spacecraft entering atmospheres at hypersonic speeds. "This was a small-scale demonstrator," said [...]

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