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NASA has told, what will the next four years

March 29 2007

National Aerospace Agency of the United States begins several large-scale projects - here and completion of the ISS, and repair of the Hubble Space Telescope, of course, the launch of its new shuttle. About how the plans in the coming years will focus on, said the deputy director of NASA, William Gerstenmaier.

According to him, the highest priority for the next four years will be used to ensure safe flight under the "Space Shuttle" to "complete the International Space Station (ISS). Finish the current level of operating shuttles NASA plans by 2010, after which, by 2014, in order to introduce a new shuttle Orion.

Gerstenmaier said that flying the ships of these two classes will not be able to combine such a way that did not arise between the time gap. "We know that they have been a gap," - said Gerstenmaier. Between the end of shuttle flights and the launch Orion will be held for four years.

In addition to launching a new type of spacecraft, NASA's current plans provide direction to the ISS until 2010, thirteen "assembly" shuttle mission and one run to repair the Hubble telescope behalf. It is possible that during this period will be committed to the ISS as the two "supply" flight of the shuttle, Gerstenmaier added. This ITAR-TASS.

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