Ares V in Orbit
June 27, 2009
27 June 2008 -- A concept image shows the Ares V cargo launch vehicle. The heavy-lifting Ares V is NASA's primary vessel for safe, reliable delivery of large-scale hardware to space. This includes the Altair lunar lander, materials for establishing a permanent moon base, and the vehicles and hardware needed to extend a human presence beyond Earth orbit. Ares V can carry approximately 290,000 pounds to low Earth orbit and 144,000 pounds to lunar orbit.
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