Inside a guppy, heading for the moon

Following a big publicity push this week to cement NASA’s renewed determination to establish a permanent base on the moon – whether staffed by robots or humans – the organisation’s administrator Jim Bridenstine posed inside the Super Guppy aircraft at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.

The Guppy is a huge plane, set to be used soon to ferry the crew module from an Orion spacecraft to a facility in Ohio for the next round of testing.

Orions will serve as exploration vehicles for a new round of space missions set to begin, after test flights, in the early 2020s.

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