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How to go back to the Moon, cheaply

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American Soyuz/Delta Heavy Lunar Mission

As shown at far right in this diagram from wikipedia, the Delta IV Heavy is a US rocket vehicle capable of placing 23,000 kg into low earth orbit. This happens to be almost one fifth of the payload capacity of … Continue reading

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An American Soyuz

The 50th anniversary of the first human flight into space comes with the United States about to retire the Space Shuttle. This means that the US will no longer have the ability to place humans into space on its own. … Continue reading

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