global_aerospace_ballute

This is a computer-generated image of a lifting-towed-ballute performing aerocapture of a notional Mars lander above a ridge of volcanoes on Mars. The direction of flight is from left to right. The background image of the Tharsis Ridge of Mars was created by artist Kees Veenenbos, with permission, using data courtesy of NASA’s Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter Science Team.