NASA tests new heat shield material

December 1st, 2021

The team behind the umbrella-like, deployable heat shield design called ADEPT (Adaptable, Deployable, Entry and Placement Technology) is testing out a new material to deliver science payloads on future missions to Mars and beyond. Called Spiderweave, the woven fabric will make it safer for larger vehicles to safely pass through the atmosphere of more distant […]

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