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 [[xref:http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/40969|ballute|Sophisticated balloon technology could help steer hypersonic spacecraft]] (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