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Panel says planned NASA rocket won't do the job

The rocket set to replace the space shuttle is too expensive and won’t be ready in time, the Augustine Committee concludes

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5:35pm, October 22, 2009

The committee charged with reviewing NASA’s human spaceflight program concludes that the Ares 1 rocket being developed to take astronauts into space after the space shuttle is retired is the wrong vehicle for the job.

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