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NASA unveils plans for their new "Apollo on steroids" capsule, bound for the moon.
By Dawn Stover
Posted 02.17.2006 at 3:00 am 0 Comments
When NASA administrator Michael Griffin unveiled the agency's plans for the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV), he described it as "Apollo on steroids." The resemblance is easy to seeeach is a blunt-nosed, cone-shaped capsule that's strapped to a rocket and sent to the moon, where it deploys a lunar lander and then returns to Earth for a parachute landing. There are important differences, however:
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