A current NASA current project, inflatable re-entry craft. T' Inflatable Re-entry Vehicle Experiment, or IRVE. Soft landings are the desired outcome. Could a YT-1300 class freighter, say like the Millenium Falcon , be constructed as an ultralight, partially inflatable vehicle, in order to survive re-entry , and by virtue of said weight reduction, reduce fuel consumption ? Inflatable emergency floats for helos are a mature market. Will the future of aerospace transport include more inflatibles ?

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  • A cool , calm and collected re-entry, perhaps.

    1 month ago

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