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Aerospace Inflatable spaceship set for test flight

  1. Sep 5, 2004 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://www.nature.com/news/2004/040830/full/040830-8.html
     
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  3. Sep 8, 2004 #2
    I like this idea, but I still see some problems. It appears that the initial speed when hitting the atmosphere creates some high heat. They seem to have a solution in the heat resistant coating. If it should fail to expand, or if the second inflatable part should fail to open and slow its descent...oh well.

    I would be interested to know how it performs.
     
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