European tech could propel Nasa’s Orion capsule


Europe is looking to play a significant role in America’s plans for the manned exploration of deep space.

Nasa has detailed its vision for a huge new rocket system that could send astronauts to asteroids and even Mars.

European engineers believe they could contribute to this project by providing the propulsion unit that pushes the rocket’s capsule to these locations.

Participation would require the agreement of European member states and a budget to fund the development work.

Full Story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14986217

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