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- Long-duration space journey vehicle for crew of 6 for periods of 1 -24 months - CIS-lunar would be initial Operations Zone [shakedown phase] - Exo-atmospheric, Space-only vehicle - Integrated Centrifuge for Crew Health - Life Support in deployed Large Volume with shirt-sleeve servicing - Truss & Stringer thrust-load distribution concept (non-orthogird) - Capable of utilizing variety of Mission-Specific - Propulsion Units [integrated in LEO, semi-autonomously - Utilizes Inflatable & Deployed structures - Incorporates Industrial Airlock for construction/maintenance - Integrated RMS - Supports Crewed Celestial-body Descent/Return Exploration vehicle(s) - Utilizes Orion/Commercial vehicles for crew rotation & Earth return from LEO