Saturday, September 02, 2006

Invaders from Earth to Return

The moon was the big beat for MoonTravellerHerald in our early days. So we got to take a look at the proposed return to the moon, and the vehicle to do it with. This week Lockheed Martin won the deal to create the US's next spaceship. Called Orion, the craft bears more resemblance to Apollo than Shuttle. Wisely, it includes an LEM-like escape capsule. The bid puts Boeing out of the future manned space business..for awhile at least. Lockheed failed in its attempt to create the first Shuttle follow-up, the x-33, after $900 M was spent on the the projectd

1 comment:

Jack Vaughan said...

Moon trip looking dark in 2010.

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