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Jan 06 2015

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Mmmmmmm…Donuts….is there anything they can’t do?

Well, they can help a human crew land on Mars. Well, an airbrake/heatshield named Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (HIAD) shaped like a donut can, anyways.

They also envision it used for a rover landing in the Martian southern hemisphere, where the elevation is typically higher than in the northern latitudes.

Well…dang it. I’m still trying to find video of the actual Homer Simpson quote in the title from the “Marge vs. the Monorail” episode, but in the meantime, there’s this:

and this:

and of course, this (complete with some local news commentary):

And, heck, why not this:

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