NASA: Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator demo

“The Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (HIAD) project is a disruptive technology that will accommodate the atmospheric entry of heavy payloads to planetary bodies such as Mars. HIAD overcomes size and weight limitations of current rigid systems by utilizing inflatable softgood materials that can be packed into a small volume and deployed to form a large aeroshell before atmospheric entry.”