Orion capsule could take astronauts to Mars, NASA says

02/12/2013 | Space.com

NASA said its new deep-space capsule could eventually ferry astronauts to Mars. The agency showcased a prototype of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, which is scheduled for its first unmanned test flight in 2014. Orion, built by Lockheed Martin, could carry out its first manned flight as early as 2021.

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