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NASA Nixes Proposal Adding Crew to First SLS/Orion Deep Space Flight - Universe Today
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - After conducting a thorough review examining the feasibility of adding a two person crew to the first integrated launch of America’s new Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket and Orion capsule on a mission that would propel two astronauts to the Moon and back by late 2019, NASA nixed the proposal during a media briefing held Friday.