NASA Inflatable Flying Saucer Passes Mars Heat Shield Reentry Test

NASA is about to land even bigger vehicles on Mars.

After being launched aboard the last United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket Lifting off from the West Coast on Wednesday November 10, an inflatable heat shield technology demonstrator called AIR TIME seemed to make a seamless journey through space and back. If so, this mission marks a key moment in NASA’s long journey to eventually bring humans to March.

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