10 NASA space technologies that may never see the ...
Mixing balloons and parachuted: This one has implications beyond the moon but it also could be impacted by any space system cancellations. Researchers are developing a tool that will let engineers model and ultimately build advanced flight control systems that meld balloon and parachute technologies known as a ballute (BALLoon-parachUTE). Basically a ballute is a large, inflatable device that takes advantage of atmospheric drag to decelerate and capture a spacecraft into orbit around a planet, according to NASA which is funding Global Aerospace to build such a tool.
10 NASA space technologies that may never see the cosmos