The European Space Agency hopes to open negotiations with NASA early next year on a possible role in the U.S. agency's proposed Orbital Space Plane that would build on work ESA already has performed under the canceled X-38 program. The bilateral discussions would be part of a whole series of discussions in the year ahead among the International Space Station partners aimed at increasing the size of the ISS crew. The talks will take place under the new process approved by heads of the ...


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