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Astronauts Leave Moon in Ascent Stage

jsc2006e21841 -- A concept of a crew blasting off from the moon's surface, in a portion of a lunar lander, to dock with a crew capsule and travel back to Earth

JSC2006-E-21841 (June 2006) --- NASA's Constellation Program is getting to work on the new spacecraft that will return humans to the moon and blaze a trail to Mars and beyond. This artist's rendering represents a concept of a crew blasting off from the moon's surface, in a portion of a lunar lander, to dock with a crew capsule and travel back to Earth. (Depicts obsolete configuration.)

Image credit: John Frassanito and Associates

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