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2009-06-30 16:33:57

NASA is officially still on schedule with their 4-year-old plan to spend $35 billion to build new rockets and finally take astronauts to the moon again, but now a top NASA manager is proposing a cheaper alternative that costs around $6.6 billion. This less expensive option may not be as powerful as NASA's current design with its fancy new rockets, the people-carrying Ares I and cargo-lifting Ares V, but it will still get to the moon and back. The new model requires flying lunar vehicles on...


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