Orion spacecraft arrives at NASA Kennedy, “First step on journey to Mars”


So basically, they have spent millions to design a newer version of the Apollo capsule…

Hey, it’s not like aerodynamics or the basics of rocketry have changed since the 60s. The Shuttle was neat, but it cost quite a lot for mediocre performance, whereas the Soviet/Russian tactic of ‘just keep slightly updating the same basic capsule’ has gotten them (despite early problems) one of (if not the) safest, most cost-effective manned launch systems.

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