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Thread: Inflatable Heat Shield Could Deliver Heavy Payloads to Worlds With a Thick Atmosphere

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    Inflatable Heat Shield Could Deliver Heavy Payloads to Worlds With a Thick Atmosphere

    NASA is testing out a new inflatable heat shield which could enable them to send heavier missions to Mars, as well as Venus and Titan.
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    I seem to remember a concept that looked like a light bulb--with the payload inside the narrow end.

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