Inflatable Venus drone, Mars spacesuits and more: NASA picks far-out tech concepts for future study

NASA has selected a array of early-phase ground breaking scientific studies that could advantage room missions in the future. These studies involve customized-made spacesuits for Mars travel and new planetary protection technology that could pulverize asteroid threats. 

Seventeen principles gained funds in the hottest spherical of funding for the NASA Revolutionary Innovative Principles (NIAC) plan. In whole, $5.1 million is being spent on these research.