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Why isn't the Delta IV Heavy ever used for crewed spaceflight?

In 2014 the Orion spacecraft was launched on top of the Delta IV Heavy for the first time. Why do they build another rocket, the SLS, instead of launching the Orion on the Delta also with humans on ...
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How difficult is it to convert a hypergolic based Moon human lander to a cryogenic one?

Recently a study performed by Aerojet Rocketdyne indicated that in order to achieve a 2024 landing using storable propellants will be required. Given that NASA is looking to reduce program risk in any ...
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The Lunar Gateway [duplicate]

The Lunar Gateway is an in-development space station in lunar orbit intended to serve as a solar-powered communications hub, science laboratory, short-term habitation module, and holding area for ...
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Artemis Space Program

Is NASA going to initiate setting up a base with this programme. That would be really cool, as it would be useful for research, mining and space flights. Though, if not, where is the speculated first ...
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Does the Artemis III mission have a backup plan if the astronauts are unable to ascent from the Moon?

For the unlikely scenario where the Artemis III astronauts having landed on the Moon press the ascent button and nothing happens, will NASA have a backup or rescue contingency plan? If so, what ...
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Are deep-space EVAs part of the Artemis plan?

During Apollos 15, 16, and 17, the first deep-space EVAs were performed to retrieve film canisters from the exterior of the vehicle while in translunar space on the way home, producing what is, ...