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New NASA spaceship: NASA unveils spaceship that borrows from shuttle technology – OrlandoSentinel [Video]

WASHINGTON — After months of debate, NASA has settled on plans for its next spaceship — a space shuttle hybrid that will fly twice in the next decade and cost $30 billion through 2021, according to senior administration officials and internal NASA documents.

That NASA decided to recycle elements of the shuttle is not unexpected. Last year, Congress and the White House agreed NASA should reuse equipment from old programs and the new design — which includes a giant fuel tank and two booster rockets — largely reflects that compromise. The most noticeable change is the plane-like orbiter will be replaced by an Apollo-like crew capsule atop the tank.

via New NASA spaceship: NASA unveils spaceship that borrows from shuttle technology – OrlandoSentinel.com.

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