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NASA's Inflatable Heat Shield May Allow Travel to Mars in the Not So Distant Future

Nasa to test inflatable heat shield that could help put people on Mars

Nasa to test inflatable heat shield based on a child's toy that could help put people on Mars By OLLIE GILLMAN FOR MAILONLINE 1/3/15 Scientists are considering using an inflatable heat shield, which resembles stacking ring of doughnuts that young children play with, for future missions to Mars