Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Photo update of the Constellation project.

Boston.com again posted a great photo essay on their site. This time it's another update on the progress of the next generation of US launch vehicles. President Obama has convinced congress to give NASA $1 billion as a stimulus check, and $400 million of that will go toward the new program. At least the NASA guys over there will have some job security for a few years putting this together.
The first test flight of the Aries 1-X (the one that will be the new manned launcher in 2014) will make it's first unmanned flight already this summer. It will be basically a "Alan Shepard" type of downrange ballistic shot for a quick test launch. More on that later....

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