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Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment

Video: NASA engineers test inflatable reentry heat shield prior to flight test

By Eileen De Guire / July 10, 2012

NASA flight engineers put an inflatable heat shield through extensive ground testing in advance of a flight demonstration of the Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment. Credit: NASA Langley Research Center. NASA flight engineers are getting ready to launch a flight demonstration of the Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment, or IRVE-3. The flight test window is July 20-24,…

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