NASA: Orion to carry four ISS crew not six

by | Apr 23, 2009 | Seradata News | 5 comments

Well done to Aviation Week and Space Technology space editor Frank Morring for this scoop, with Constellation programme manager Jeff Hanley saying that for mass reduction reasons two of the Orion crew exploration vehicle’s planned six seats are being pulled!

Flight had already requested an interview about Orion for this Friday, hopefully more juicy facts will be coming Hyperbola’s way then

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