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Deep space vehicle to use Orion designs - The Galveston County Daily News : News

September 19, 2014

Deep space vehicle to use Orion designs

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 4:26 pm, Tue Feb 12, 2013.

NASA announced Tuesday it will use designs originally planned for the Orion crew exploration vehicle to develop the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle a spacecraft that would take astronauts to distant asteroids and Mars.

Orion formerly was a part of NASA’s Constellation program which intended to send astronauts back to the moon.

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