Essentially complete, ISS will soon have four more modules attached to its primary structure. This research platform will provide the knowledge and experience needed for the first deep space voyages beyond the Moon.
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At KSC in the Operations and Checkout Building's high bay, a large poster displays an image of the completed Orion crew module. The Orion spacecraft will enable voyages to the moon and help prepare for future voyages to Mars and Beyond.
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Friday, May 15, 2009
An aerial view shows the crawler-transporter at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the crawlerway that stretches from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the launch pads. Used now to take the shuttles to the launch pads, the crawler also will be used to move the Ares rockets on the mobile launcher, or ML, to the launch pad. A new mobile launcher is being built to launch the Orion crew exploration vehicle and the cargo vehicle. The base is being made lighter than space shuttle mobile launcher platforms so the crawler-transporter can pick up the added load of the 345-foot tower and taller rocket. (NASA text)
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