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Next generation crew capsule. Computer artwork showing a next generation Deep Space Vehicle's (DSV) crew capsule (centre) mated with an Extended Stay Module (ESM, centre right). The DSV crew capsule, or Command Module, will be similar to the Apollo Command Module in shape, however it will be larger, with enough room for as many as six astronauts, and be capable of missions in excess of Apollo's 14 day limit. For longer missions the DSV could be mated with an ESM to provide additional life support and accommodation for a crew of three or four, for deep space missions lasting 90 days or longer.
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