Weekend Edition – Fri-Mon / 6-9 July 2012

Near-Term Orion Cislunar Operations Advocacy Advancing

First Test Flight Of Orion / MPCV In 2014 To Cislunar Space, Return To Earth At Speed 80% Of Lunar Return; NASA Managers Considering Using Recycled ISS Module As Way-Station At Earth-Moon Lagrange Point Or Lunar Orbit; Lockheed Martin Space Systems VP John Karas Says Cislunar Space Operations With No Landings Provide “Affordable Step-Wise Push To Mars”, Tele-Operating Lunar Robots From L2 Base Effective Analog For Deimos-Mars Operations 

Image Credit: NASA, Space News