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Space exploration - A Manned Maneuvering Vehicle approaches the surface of an asteroid with the primary spacecraft in the background; MMU; MMUs; deep space; next generation space exploration; Command Module; Orion; Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle; future space exploration; rocket; spacecraft; spaceship; MPCV; Near Earth Objects; NEOs; near-Earth asteroids; planetesimals; planetoids - Space Art Illustration
 

MMV begins descent to asteroid surface

In this speculative illustration, a Manned Maneuvering Vehicle (MMV) piloted by a single astronaut descends toward the surface of a small asteroid. The MMV is designed to travel several miles from the main vessel with life support and fuel enough for a day's exploration.

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