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22 August 2006

NASA Calls The CEV Orion

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has decided to call the new crew exploration vehicle Orion.

The flagship of NASA's Constellation program to return to the moon and onward to Mars, the Orion spacecraft will eventually replace the Space Shuttle.

A NASA statement claims that Orion will fly with astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2014, while the moon mission will follow in 2020.

NASA Crew Exploration Vehicle Orion

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