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Sunday, February 23, 2003



NASA Announces Plans for New Shuttle

New Space Plane?
New Space Plane?
Credit: NASA
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.

(More info: CNN.com)


- posted by Alex @ 15:03 EST