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CBO Evaluates Launch Options

By Keith Cowing
October 10, 2006

CBO Report: Alternatives for Future U.S. Space-Launch Capabilities, Congressional Budget Office

“In considering manned lunar missions, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) explored alternatives that would use existing launch vehicles; those that would require minor modifications to the designs of existing launchers (termed “close derivatives”); as well as those that would call for major modifications to existing vehicle designs to develop essentially new and much more capable launchers.”

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