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AVmail: December 15, 2014 »

Kraig Krumm writes: "I viewed the test flight of the Orion crew capsule with mixed emotions. I'm glad that we are finally getting our act together so that we are not relying on the Russians to get us into low Earth orbit and sad that we are now back to shooting men up in capsules and using parachutes for a water recovery. The Orion capsule is a step backward in the space program. We should be spending our efforts on building true 'space ships,' large non-re-entry vehicles with room for large crews to travel to Mars and the asteroids. These ships, if constructed in space, could make long duration space travel comfortable." Click through to read the rest of this letter and other mail from AVweb readers. More

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