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RE: RE: RE: starship-design: YES, we might do it.
> spiky balloon like things? Doesn't ring any bells. Could you reasonably
> build and drop safe ones for pennies a pound to surface and back
> to market?
I don't really know. They (NASA) have tested them, although I don't think
the drop was from orbit, I think so far they have just tossed them from high
flying aircraft to evaluate their impact performance. Basically it was just
an inflatable balloon shaped like a caltrop or a child's jack, very similar
to what was used on Mars. Apparently it can soft land a rather large payload