Poll: Should NASA Fly Crew On the 1st SLS Megarocket/Orion Flight?

Should NASA launch astronauts aboard the first Space Launch System/Orion test flight?

  • Yes - The proven tech of SLS makes it worth the risk.
  • No - The risk is way too high.
  • Maybe - But only if the risk to astronauts matches that of a typical launch.
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Tariq Malik
Tariq Malik, Space.com Managing Editor

Tariq joined Purch's Space.com team in 2001 as a staff writer, and later editor, covering human spaceflight, exploration and space science. He became Space.com's Managing Editor in 2009. Before joining Space.com, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit badge) and went to Space Camp four times as a kid and a fifth time as an adult. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. To see his latest project, you can follow Tariq on Twitter and on Facebook.

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