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Monday, 05 January 2015 13:39

Scientists at NASA have designed to deploy a shield from heat-resistant materials, which will help to protect the ship and its slow movement during entry into the atmosphere, since the conditions of Mars for these purposes will not be able to use a parachute. Inspired the creators of the heat shield a child's toy-pyramid of rings.

"We try not to use force without the need for traction. We must use the existing opportunities reentry to not take a lot of fuel, "- said a senior engineer research center Neil Chitwood.

Inflates ring shield will help save space inside the ship, because the current technologies allow missiles to bring to the planet Mars rover only. In expanded form the heat shield resembles a pyramid composed of rings, which will cover a space ship like a mushroom cap.

"The idea is to bring along something that takes up little space when coiled, and then deploy it in space," - said researcher Anthony Kalomino materials.



In 2016 it is planned to start creating the next generation of inflatable devices, after the real test will be conducted during the next rocket flight Antares.

"I think this technology is ready for use. No matter what - to send humans to Mars in the next 20 years or later robotic missions, "- said Chitwood.

According to scientists NASA, manned flight to Mars could take place in 2030-ies.


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