NASA announces deep space crew vehicle

Plans were annouced today to develop a new deep space vehicle based on the earlier Orion crew vehicle.  The goal is to send manned missions to an asteroid and then on to Mars.

Image: NASA via space.com

Mission planners are considering the Martian moon Deimos as a possible exploration target for a manned mission.  Here’s how it might work:

 

 

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