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This artist concept shows a NASA Langley Research Center HL-20 lifting body docked at Space Station Freedom and one on its return trip to Earth.  The HL-20, approximately 29 feet long, is a vehicle being considered as a type of Personnel Launch System (PLS), which could transport up to 10 astronauts and small amounts of cargo to and from low-Earth orbit, i.e., a small space taxi system.  The vehicle is one of two concepts being considered by NASA.  The system would assure rapid manned access to space and minimize maintenance costs.  Langley's PLS concept would be launched with an expendable booster and would be capable of conventional runway landings.  With its wings folded, the HL-20 PLS would fit within the Shuttle's payload bay.  

 
 
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