New US Launch Vehicle Being Developed

June 19, 2014 04:04 PM
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Since the retirement of its shuttle fleet in 2011, the U.S. space agency NASA has had to rely on Russian space vehicles to carry astronauts to the International Space Station. In the meantime, NASA's engineers are developing components of a new system for launching manned capsules way beyond the low earth orbit - to an asteroid and even to Mars. VOA's George Putic reports.