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Big Rocket, Little Support

By Keith Cowing
January 29, 2012
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Expensive NASA rocket draws skepticism, Houston Chronicle
“As engineers at Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama begin designing a rocket that would eventually be capable of blasting 130 metric tons into orbit, many spaceflight experts are questioning why NASA chose what could be the most expensive and riskiest approach to expanding the human spaceflight program beyond low-Earth orbit. “I’m very skeptical about the heavy-lift rocket,” said Chris Kraft, NASA’s first manned spaceflight director and the director of flight operations during the Apollo 11 mission.”

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