A sneak peek into the guts of the new European Space Shuttle

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Photographer Enrico Sacchetti got a peek of Europe's new experimental space shuttle, the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle, and sent us this cool photo of its guts. The IXV will be launched from Kourou, French Guiana, on October 2014.

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falconflyer1
falconflyer1

Is it just me or is space exploration getting exciting again? New companies, new space agencies, new vehicles...bring it on!