Essentially complete, ISS will soon have four more modules attached to its primary structure. This research platform will provide the knowledge and experience needed for the first deep space voyages beyond the Moon.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009
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Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
At KSC in the Operations and Checkout Building's high bay, a large poster displays an image of the completed Orion crew module. The Orion spacecraft will enable voyages to the moon and help prepare for future voyages to Mars and Beyond.
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Friday, May 15, 2009
An aerial view shows the crawler-transporter at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the crawlerway that stretches from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the launch pads. Used now to take the shuttles to the launch pads, the crawler also will be used to move the Ares rockets on the mobile launcher, or ML, to the launch pad. A new mobile launcher is being built to launch the Orion crew exploration vehicle and the cargo vehicle. The base is being made lighter than space shuttle mobile launcher platforms so the crawler-transporter can pick up the added load of the 345-foot tower and taller rocket. (NASA text)
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Imaged with the Swift space telescope 23 Apr 2009, the most distant object known. Named GRB 090423, it is estimated to be 13.035 billion light-years away.
New Gamma-Ray Burst Smashes Cosmic Distance Record
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Monday, April 27, 2009
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Sunday, April 26, 2009
Launch of the world's largest model rocket. It's a 36 feet high scale model of a Saturn V and it climbed over 1000m into the Maryland sky on April 25 2009.
One man's quest to honor America's Saturn V rocket
Posted by Moon Mars Beyond at 10:03
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Introducing SLIC, the Super Lightweight Interchangeable Carrier on STS-125 SM4 to carry WFC3 to HST. SLIC is made of carbon fiber with a cyanate ester resin and a titanium metal matrix composite; it's the first all‐composite carrier to fly on the shuttle. This technology is being transferred to the Constellation program.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Design Reference Architecture 5.0 (pdf)
One way to go.
Posted by Moon Mars Beyond at 06:23
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Let's see what Ares I is estimated to cost, converting this CBO image to text yields:
1.0 (2007) + 1.0 (2008) + 1.0 (2009) + 1.3 (2010) +
2.0 (2011) + 1.7 (2012) + 1.4 (2013) + 1.0 (2014) = $10.4 B
This number does not include earlier costs, reserves, Cross Agency Support and Program Integration etc etc.
Posted by Moon Mars Beyond at 10:05
Friday, April 17, 2009
Orbital's COTS CRS heading uphill, docking with ISS and reentry.
Posted by Moon Mars Beyond at 00:08