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ispom
25.08.2006, 09:30
ich erhielt diese Neuigkeit soeben per e mail:

Aug. 24, 2006

Michael Braukus/Beth Dickey
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1979/2087

Kelly Humphries
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111

MEDIA ADVISORY: M06-137

NASA ANNOUNCES CONTRACTOR FOR ORION CREW EXPLORATION VEHICLE

NASA Exploration Systems' managers will host a press conference at 4 p.m. EDT
Thursday, Aug.
31, to announce the prime contractor to design, develop, and build Orion,
America's next human
spacecraft.

The press conference will be in the NASA headquarters auditorium, 300 E Street
S.W.,
Washington. It will air live on the Web and on NASA TV. Reporters may ask
questions from
participating NASA locations. Reporters should coordinate with local agency
centers by 4 p.m.
EDT Wednesday, Aug. 30 for access information.

Associate Administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Scott
Horowitz,
Exploration Deputy Associate Administrator Doug Cooke, Constellation Program
Manager Jeff
Hanley, and CEV Project Manager Caris A. (Skip) Hatfield will announce the
selection and discuss
the program.

Orion is the vehicle NASA is developing to carry a new generation of explorers
back to the moon
and later to Mars. Orion will succeed the space shuttle as NASA's primary
vehicle for human
space exploration. Orion's first flight with astronauts aboard is planned for
no later than 2014
to the International Space Station. Its first flight to the moon is planned
for no later than 2020.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For information about NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/exploration

naja,dann werden langsam Nägel mit Köpfen gemacht..

nicht später als 2020, das gibt Hoffnung

meint Ispom