• Entry Descent and Landing Challenges of Human Mars Exploration 

      Wells, Grant William; Lafleur, Jarret M.; Verges, Amanda; Manyapu, Kavya; Christian, John A., III; Lewis, Charity; Braun, Robert D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-02)
      Near-term capabilities for robotic spacecraft include a target of landing 1 - 2 metric ton payloads with a precision of about 10 kilometers, at moderate altitude landing sites (as high as +2 km MOLA). While challenging, ...
    • Ultra Lightweight Ballutes for Return to Earth from the Moon 

      Masciarelli, James P.; Lin, John K. H.; Ware, Joanne S.; Rohrschneider, Reuben R.; Braun, Robert D.; Bartels, Robert E.; Moses, Robert W.; Hall, Jeffery L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-05)
      Ultra lightweight ballutes offer revolutionary mass and cost benefits along with flexibility in flight system design compared to traditional entry system technologies. Under funding provided by NASA's Exploration Systems ...