NASA In Talks With Japan To Purchase Transfer Spacecraft

July 21, 2008

NASA officials are apparently in talks with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to purchase ransfer spacecraft which will replace the current space shuttles..Boston (ChattahBox) – NASA officials are apparently in talks with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to purchase ransfer spacecraft which will replace the current space shuttles.

The Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported that NASA is in talks to purchase a number of these unmanned cargo spacecrafts, known as H-2 Transfer Vehicles.

As of the year 2010, the current space shuttle model used by NASA will be retired, and these new H-2 Transfer Vehicles may be set to replace them.

If the deal is done, it would be the largest deal in history for the Japanese space agency.

These new spacecraft, the H-2 Transfer Vehicles, have been developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and others.


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