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2005-09-17 00:40:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA hopes to return astronauts to the moon by 2018, nearly a half-century after men last walked the lunar surface, by using a distinctly retro combination of space shuttle and Apollo rocket parts. The space agency presented its lunar exploration plan to the White House on Wednesday and on Capitol Hill on Friday. An announcement is set for Monday at NASA headquarters in Washington. The fact that this successor to the soon-to-be-retired shuttle relies so heavily on...

2005-06-15 07:17:46

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's new boss is changing his top officers as the space agency races toward meeting President Bush's goal of sending astronauts to the moon in a decade or so and later on to Mars. Administrator Michael Griffin, on the job for just two months, wants to speed up development of a shuttle replacement and is putting people in the job who share that objective. A NASA spokesman says such sweeping changes are normal in changing regimes. Toward that end, Griffin...

2005-06-13 12:02:12

LE BOURGET, France (Reuters) -- The next mission to land a man on the moon will take place in 2015 at the earliest, the new chief of the United States' space program said on Monday, adding the mission could be followed by the construction of a multinational space station there. But NASA has not yet decided what vehicles will be used to reach the moon, or what will succeed the aging space shuttle fleet, which is due to be retired in 2010. "I don't have a specific date, but sometime between...

2005-05-12 18:40:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's new boss made an impassioned case Thursday for speeding up development of a new spacecraft so that the United States will not lose access to space when the shuttle is retired, but warned something else will have to be sacrificed. Administrator Michael Griffin told a Senate subcommittee in Washington that to cover the cost of the shuttle replacement's accelerated debut, he may be forced to delay some space station and exploration research. "We can't do...

Latest Crew Exploration Vehicle Reference Libraries

2009-07-06 14:36:56

Orion is a spacecraft design that is being developed by the United States space agency NASA. When completed, each Orion spacecraft will carry a crew of up to six astronauts. Along with Orion, the Ares I launch vehicle is also being developed. Orion and Ares I are both part of NASA's Project Constellation. The project should be complete in 2010, when NASA wants to start planning on sending human explorers back to the Moon, and eventually Mars and other celestial bodies in the Solar System....

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