White House Defends NASA Plans

President Obama is expected to announce two major developments today at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida that could take the nation's space program to another level. The first is the development of a new "heavy lift rocket" that will be used to lift future deep-space craft and is supposed to "push the boundaries" of U.S. exploration in space with the ultimate goal of sending American astronauts to Mars. The second is the re-structuring of the Orion crew capsule, with a simpler design...Full Story
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