I saw a high altitude jump where someone had exceeded the speed of sound before the air slowed him down enough to deploy a parachute. While inflated in space could a blimp enter the atmosphere while gradually increasing air pressure not to collapse from increased air pressure while descending to allow a soft non retrorocket landing?
Since the air on Mars is carbon dioxide mostly and 1% of Earth's atmosphere could a hard body blimp use the atmosphere to slow and land like the space shuttle or glider?
Yes it would not be a blimp anymore on Mars but a glider.
It would change shape and size for higher speeds to use the lift of the wing to over the buoyancy of the helium. I added the ship from the movie Flight of the Navigator because it was a good example of a blimp shaped ship changing shape for different purposes.