Space Community Looks to the Next Lunar Vehicles

Artist's concept of Northrop Grumman-Boeing's proposed space vehicle.

Artist's concept of Northrop Grumman-Boeing's proposed space vehicle. The spacecraft contains a crew module, a service module and a launch-abort system. Northrop Grumman Corp. hide caption

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NASA is seeking designs for the next generation of space vehicles that will carry astronauts to the moon and back to Earth. Northrop Grumman and Boeing revealed their mockup for such a capsule.

Correction Oct. 14, 2005

Scott Horowitz, who is interviewed in this story, is no longer at ATK Thiokol. He joined NASA last month as associate administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate.

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