NASA’s next-gen crew vehicle unveiled, plans to fling modern man-monkeys to look at meteors, Mars

Remember Constellation, the ambitious return-to-the-moon program Former President G. W. Bush instituted and was later pulled due to budget cuts?  Apparently NASA is plowing ahead with some equipment plans from that program.  From Fox News:

“Our nation’s next bold step in exploration could begin by 2016,” said John Karas, vice president and general manager for Lockheed Martin’s Human Space Flight programs. “Orion was designed from inception to fly multiple, deep-space missions. The spacecraft is an incredibly robust, technically advanced vehicle capable of safely transporting humans to asteroids, Lagrange Points and other deep space destinations that will put us on an affordable and sustainable path to Mars.”

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