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NASA and Autodesk are testing new ways to design interplanetary landers

Imad Khan
NASA and Autodesk are testing new ways to design interplanetary landers

Autodesk, the software company behind AutoCAD, has teamed up with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to look at news ways to create an interplanetary lander that could potentially touch down on the moons of Saturn or Jupiter. When Mark Davis, the senior director of industry research at Autodesk, first approached JPL about the collaboration, NASA wasn't too interested.