Recycling Launcher Tanks— Including SLS—As Crew Habs

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama—A proposal to convert empty Centaur upper-stage liquid-hydrogen tanks into pressurized habitats for astronauts in low Earth orbit (LEO) could evolve into much larger spacecraft powered by solar electric propulsion (SEP) deeper into the Solar System, according to one of the...

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