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Sunday, February 23, 2003|
|NASA Announces Plans for New Shuttle|
Well, it looks like we're going to keep the Space Shuttle until 2012. NASA announced last week that it is beginning an investigation of existing plans for a new space plane capable of taking four astronauts to and from low-earth orbit. The new plane will be drastically cheaper per launch than the existing space shuttle, but NASA has no plans to construct a vehicle to travel farther than the ISS. The agency will release more specific information later this year.
|New Space Plane?|
(More info: CNN.com)
- posted by Alex @ 15:03 EST