I'm sure I'll be posting a lot of things over the next years in regards to the Constellation program that will replace the shuttle after it's retirement in 2010. Personally, I still feel this is kind of a step backwards to old recycled technology, but at least it's proven to work for Apollo and nobody was ever killed by a Saturn V or lost in space - although Apollo 13 came close.
Anyway, plenty of time for argument on this later. Not very technical, but here is web page that has some clever animated diagrams of the upcoming rockets.
| NY Times |