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NASA’s new target – asteroids!

NASA HAS ANNOUNCED its intention to pursue manned missions to an asteroid and possibly one of the moons of Mars.

Before it can do so, the space agency needs a new generation of manned spacecraft that can accomplish long-duration missions much further away from the Earth than the Moon is.

This video comes from Lockheed-Martin, manufacturers of Orion, slated to be the USA’s next government-owned manned spacecraft. Orion will be capable of carrying out the asteroid and Martian moon missions.

Adapted from information issued by Lockheed-Martin.

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