The crewed space program and the robot space program are two different things with two different purposes. And we need them both.
The first test flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which is designed to carry humans deeper into space than ever before—and eventually to Mars—is set for launch tomorrow morning from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
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If you ask any of the highly skilled and trained engineers and test pilots who worked on SpaceShipTwo or its predecessors what they work on, I sincerely doubt that any of them will tell you that they are working on a “millionaire boondoggle thrill ride.”
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