HIAD is the NASA Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamics Decelerator project
IRVE-3 is one of many research efforts to develop new technologies to advance space travel and it's part of HIAD
The launch of IRVE-3, an inflatable heat shield technology demonstration flight, is set to today, July 23, between 6:45 and 7:45 a.m., EDT (between 10:45 and 11:45 GMT)
sounds cool, is there some way to watch the launch?
of course, here there are the links to NASA TV and uStream streamings: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/oct/game_changing_technology/game_changing_development/HIAD/index.html
here's the rocket that will bring the IRVE-3 in space:
here's a similar rocket during lift off:
just found out NASA has an Android App for the HIAD project: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.hiadforandroid
wow, it seems nice
"The HIAD game challenges players to successfully land a HIAD after launching from the International Space Station and arriving at a target ground point on Earth."
Hey, cool! Why I didn't know of that..
The third Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) launced at approximately 7:01 a.m., EDT
live coverage of the after-launch here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-wallops?rmalang=en_US
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