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Could we ever land people this way - inside big balloons?
No I wouldn't recommend it because the first bounce you could hit with a force of 40 gs. That would be enough to kill a person instantly. So that's not something we'd recommend.
EDL Chief Engineer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory