NASA EDGE: Technology Demonstration Missions Part 2
January 27, 2014
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Technology Demonstration Missions (TDM)
- Todd Ely
- Nathan Barnes
- Ian Clark
NARRATOR: Technology Demonstration Missions; taking the next step in deep space navigation, spacecraft propulsion and deceleration. Can a giant inner tube slow spacecraft for safe atmospheric entry? Will solar sails propel satellites through space? Check your space watch, it's time to figure out how it all works on NASA EDGE!
CHRIS: Welcome to NASA EDGE.
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