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NASA settles on heavy-lift booster

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NASA official reports that a Shuttle-derived booster will be NASA's heavy lift vehicle of the future:
These will become the launch vehicles to take the USA back to the Moon from 2015 and beyond. Previously NASA administrator Michael Griffin had only expressed his personal preference for Shuttle derived launch vehicles. The 100t launcher will place lunar mission boosters and other heavy hardware into LEO.
Image credit: NASA/Flight International