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Semi-Commercial Crew
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Published: March 16, 2019
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A possible commercial launch option for Orion using Falcon Heavy, as apparently proposed by SpaceX and now under study by NASA.

Given the schedule limitations, I assume if this happens at all (unlikely) it'd have to use reflown boosters. Whether legs or grid fins are included would depend on the mission design. A LEO-only mission, or lunar with Earth-orbit rendezvous, would allow full recovery, but a direct TLI launch requires full expendability.

Delta IV Heavy alternate version coming soon.
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looks like it may come true. NASA is thinking about FH to launch Orion, the service module, and the ICPS as an alternative to SLS.
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Somebody once said that the money spent on the ULA's SLS would have paid for 69! Falcon Heavy Launches and made for one heck of a lunar base.
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AusarThe-VileHobbyist General Artist
Can I ask how you get such good flame effects on Blender? I made a Falcon Heavy launch of my own, and the fire looked abysmal!
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