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2009-07-30 10:20:00

Speaking before a presidential panel on Wednesday, NASA engineers defended the next generation of its space exploration program. President Barack Obama has called for the Human Space Flight Review panel to determine the value of NASA's current plan, enacted by President George W. Bush. Under the current plan, NASA plans to retire its shuttle fleet by the end of 2010. The space agency's "Constellation" program is already underway, and engineers have spent four years developing its new Ares...

2009-07-15 18:20:00

MINNEAPOLIS, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems' (NYSE: ATK) Reusable Solid Rocket Motors (RSRM) ignited at 6:03 p.m. EDT, launching the Space Shuttle Endeavour and its crew on their 16-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS). More than 100 RSRM flight sets have been launched to date, marking a two-decade track record of flawless performance. "Today's launch of the twin solid rocket motors is a continued demonstration of ATK's commitment to safety and...

2009-07-15 16:57:00

BURBANK, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Today The Futures Channel released the fifth in its series of micro-documentaries about the science, engineering, technology and people behind NASA's Ares rockets - the launch vehicles that will ultimately take humans back to the Moon. The Futures Channel is the leading producer and publisher of real-world documentaries about careers and applications of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In this latest program, engineers at NASA's...

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2009-07-15 06:50:55

Using a metal joining technique called friction stir welding, the Ares Projects team at the Marshall Center has completed welding the first liquid hydrogen tank dome being developed to define manufacturing processes for the upper stage of the Ares I -- the rocket that will launch explorers to the moon, Mars and beyond in coming decades. The innovative welding process produces high-strength welds that are uniformly joined together -- a vital requirement for next-generation launch vehicles and...

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2009-07-06 11:05:00

Budgetary constraints continue to slow U.S. ambitions to send astronauts back to the moon as a prelude to future missions to Mars, AFP reported. Former president George W. Bush decided to phase out the shuttle flights after the Columbia space shuttle disaster in 2003 in order to set a more ambitious mandate for American space exploration. The Constellation program, which was launched in 2004, will be an effort to take Americans back to the moon by 2020, wherein the moon will someday be used...

2009-06-19 15:03:00

Troubled economy and government review question $100-billion shuttle replacement plan NEW YORK, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- With a $100-billion price tag, NASA's space shuttle replacement program, Constellation, aims to return astronauts to the Moon in 2020, followed by a Moon base and missions to Mars. An article in next week's June 22Engineering News-Record (ENR), published by McGraw-Hill Construction and now online at ENR.com, reviews the impact of the economy on NASA's plans as well as the...

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2009-06-02 06:40:00

The May 31 transfer of Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida from the Space Shuttle Program to the Constellation Program is the next step in preparing the first flight test of the agency's next-generation spacecraft and launch system. The Constellation Program is developing new spacecraft -- including the Ares I and Ares V launch vehicles, the Orion crew capsule, and the Altair lunar lander -- to carry humans to the International Space Station, the moon and beyond. Since...

2009-06-01 16:41:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The May 31 transfer of Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida from the Space Shuttle Program to the Constellation Program is the next step in preparing the first flight test of the agency's next-generation spacecraft and launch system. The Constellation Program is developing new spacecraft -- including the Ares I and Ares V launch vehicles, the Orion crew capsule, and the Altair lunar lander -- to carry humans to the...

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2009-04-20 06:25:00

On April 16, NASA moved the first segment of the Ares I rocket's five segment development motor, or DM-1, from ATK Space System's production facility in Promontory, Utah, to the nearby test stand, in preparation for the first ground test, targeted for August. The Development Motor 1, or DM-1, is the Constellation Program's first five-segment, test motor for the Ares I first stage. The Ares I rocket's first stage solid rocket motor will launch astronauts on future missions of exploration...

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2009-03-27 07:05:00

NASA will showcase the next generation of spacecraft that will return humans to the moon in a day-long public event March 30 on the National Mall in Washington. The full-size mockup of the Orion crew exploration vehicle will be parked on the Mall between 4th and 7th Streets, SW, in front of the National Air and Space Museum. Reporters are invited to attend a briefing by the vehicle at 10 a.m. EDT. The spacecraft mockup is on its way from water testing at the Naval Surface Warfare Center's...


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2009-07-06 12:14:43

Project Constellation is a spaceflight program run by NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). The program goals are to continue significant operations away from Earth's environment, to develop technologies needed for expanding exploration of space, and to continue conducting fundamental science. Project Constellation was developed by the Exploration Systems Architecture Study, which established how NASA would pursue the goals from the Vision for Space Exploration and the...

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