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CEV docked with inflatable space habitat

In this speculative illustration is a manned Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) is docked with an inflatable space habitat in low Earth orbit at an altitude of about 250 miles. The total length of the combined structure is about 70 feet. 

Earth image courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center

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