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NASA getting more ambitious despite Obama's budget cuts

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Added on Jan 28, 2015

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NASA itself is looking more ambitious since the test launch of Orion, an Apollo look-alike designed to carry humans beyond the ISS — perhaps even as far as Mars. In fact, the agency’s goal is to get to Mars in the 2030s. The agency has been working with new technology, including Microsoft’s Windows Holographic and helicopter drones for Mars; recently, NASA began 3-D printing objects in space. Recently, the agency suggested sending humans to airships floating in Venus’ atmosphere. Obviously, more than a few people are dreaming big. Here, its Atlas V rocket launched a military sattelite into orbit 22,000 miles above the Earth for the US Navy.

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