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‘Outside the Box’ Science Missions Possible

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:26 PM

NASA Space Launch System Could Make ‘Outside the Box’ Science Missions Possible


www.nasa.gov said:

When it comes to scientific probes exploring the far reaches of our solar system, the rules could be changing.

The human spaceflight community joined the space science community Jan. 13-14 at the Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG) meeting in Tucson, Ariz. There, scientists heard from the Space Launch System (SLS) Program about the capabilities and progress being made on the rocket, and discussed the potential benefits it also could bring to robotic exploration of the outer solar system.

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