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Mind the Space Gap - Space Access Presentation

Mind the Space Gap - Space Access Presentation

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Published by Berin Szoka
Presentation given by Space Frontier Foundation co-founder Jim Muncy at the Space Access Conference, 2009.
Presentation given by Space Frontier Foundation co-founder Jim Muncy at the Space Access Conference, 2009.

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Published by: Berin Szoka on Apr 06, 2009
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06/17/2009

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Another troublemaking projectof the Space Frontier Foundation
 
 
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Way back in early 2005…
CEV (“Orion”) was not aimed at ISSInnovative architectures consideredAdmiral Steidle proposed a “nontraditionalcrew” development effort to addresshumans to LEO/ISS/CEV
 –In part to avoid human rating CEV launcher 
NASA forecast a “gap” of perhaps 4 yearsbetween Shuttle retirement and CEV
 
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Then came Mike
We must get rid of the Gap!
 “It is unseemly in the extreme” for the U.S.[read: NASA]to not have a human launchcapability[read: government-owned &contractor operated system]
 – Dr. Griffin
Suddenly the Goal wasn’t returning NASAto exploring beyond Earth orbit……but recreating
Gemini on Steroids

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