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Motions in nearby galaxy cluster reveal presence of hidden superstructure
Gravity Probe B mission begins collecting science to test Einstein's theory
For release: 05/06/02
Satellite release #: 02-111
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Friday, May 10 6-10 a.m. EDT
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It's not your father's rocket! NASA's Space Launch Initiative takes next step toward more affordable and safer space travel
- In just a few years space travelers will fly cheaper, safer and more frequently than today.
- This will become reality with NASA's Space Launch Initiative (SLI) the second generation of reusable launch vehicles.
- How will this new generation of space vehicles be designed and how will they look?
- NASA has just completed a review of proposals and narrowed the vehicle concepts proposed by three SLI teams of contractors.
- The concepts include the vehicle, all the equipment that goes into space, as well as the components needed to carry out flight and ground operations.
- What's next? More scrutiny before the final and best ideas from industry, academia and government are picked for in-depth study later this year.
- Talk to an expert about the exciting plans and be among the first to air "cool animation" of the future space vehicles.
||Dan Dumbacher, Deputy Program Manager
Space Launch Initiative
Marshall Space Flight Center
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