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NASA To Flight Test Inflatable Heat Shield
July 18, 2012
HOT AIR: This weekend NASA will test a large, inflatable heat shield aboard a suborbital rocket launched from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) payload will travel through Earth’s atmosphere at Mach 5, or 3,800-7,600 mph, via a three...
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