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If you couldn’t see it coming….
My Way News[AP] – Lockheed Martin Wins NASA Moon Contract
…up 5th Ave., LockMart has been awarded the “Orion” contract, with the notion of getting people back on the Moon by 2020, give or take…..
[Check the LiveTV /Media Channel link at the NASA homepage for a flashy presentation with catchy background music of how th Ares/Orion system is expected to work: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/sts115_front/index.html
There are a number of conceptual upgrades from the Apollo days. The mission would be assembled from components sent to orbit in two separate launches, to accomodate the larger crew size and propellant requirements. The components are expected to be adaptable to Mars missions, in case the whole thing doesn’t end up like the X-33—the last attempt by NASA and its contractor community to build a newmanned spacecraft.: