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2008-07-14 16:15:00

Several engineers working on NASA's new Ares moon rockets believe they have created an alternative rocket that would be safer, cheaper and easier to build than the two Ares spacecraft that will replace the space shuttle. The project, called Jupiter, is the brainchild of engineers and other NASA retirees and space enthusiasts. The engineers involved in the project from the Marshall Space Flight Center and other NASA facilities have been working on the project mostly anonymously and on their...

2008-06-24 12:01:07

By Robert Block, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jun. 24--CAPE CANAVERAL About 1,000 space workers -- worried about losing their jobs when the shuttle stops flying in 2010 -- came in buses and cars and on foot Monday, carrying signs and pamphlets demanding job security and a vibrant space program. What they got for their efforts was in some ways better than what they had hoped for, but hardly comforting: NASA chief Mike Griffin said that an agency estimate that 6,400 Kennedy Space Center...

2008-06-24 12:00:59

The U.S. space agency says it's completed a review designed to help determine the systems needed to establish an outpost on the moon. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's three-day Lunar Capability Concept Review capped a nine-month study that incorporated science and exploration objectives earlier developed by representatives of 14 nations as part of a Global Exploration Strategy. The study looked at possible lunar mission scenarios and compared them to the capabilities of...

2008-06-24 02:29:15

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: Stephanie Schierholz, +1-202-358-4997, stephanie.schierholz@nasa.gov, or Grey Hautaluoma, +1-202-358-0668, grey.hautaluoma-1@nasa.gov, Headquarters, Washington, or Lynnette Madison, +1-281-483-5111, lynnette.b.madison@nasa.gov, or Josh Byerly, +1-281-483-5111, bill.j.byerly@nasa.gov, Johnson Space Center, Houston, all of NASA HOUSTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA engineers and scientists completed a milestone review June 20 that will help...

2008-06-24 02:29:15

By Robert Block, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jun. 23--NASA administrator Mike Griffin on Monday played up NASA's hopes to find more jobs for Kennedy Space Center once the shuttle retires in 2010, saying that he thought there would only be 3,000-4,000 job losses and not 6,000 to 7,000 as NASA had earlier forecast. He said he did not think that estimate released earlier this year "represents the complete picture". "Our best guess has been 3,000 to 4,000, not 6,000 to 7,000," Griffin said....

2008-06-23 18:06:31

NASA engineers and scientists completed a milestone review June 20 that will help determine the systems needed to return humans to the moon and establish a lunar outpost. The three-day Lunar Capability Concept Review capped a nine-month study led by the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington that incorporated science and exploration objectives earlier developed by representatives of 14 countries as part of the Global Exploration Strategy. The study looked...

2008-04-23 00:40:00

Huntsville, Alabama was a place where engineers such as German scientist Wernher von Braun were treated like celebrities. The small cotton town received the nickname "Rocket City" because it was the where the nation's first moon rockets were designed during the space race of the 1960s. Even today, the Huntsville phone book is full of businesses such as motorcycle dealers, chiropractors and even meat processors with "rocket" in their name. But lately, NASA's mission to return astronauts to the...

2008-01-19 10:25:00

AP reports that NASA is wrestling with a potentially dangerous problem in a spacecraft. This time in a moon rocket that hasn't even been built yet.According to AP, NASA engineers are concerned that the new rocket meant to replace the space shuttle and send astronauts on their way to the moon could shake violently during the first few minutes of flight, possibly destroying the entire vehicle."They know it's a real problem," Carnegie Mellon University engineering professor Paul Fischbeck, who...

2007-11-15 18:01:19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - NASA and industry engineers successfully tested the main parachute for Constellation Program rockets during a drop test Thursday at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground near Yuma, Ariz. The parachute system will allow Ares I and Ares V first stage boosters to be recovered and reused. Thursday's test validated the results of an earlier test conducted in September. "Measuring 150-feet in diameter and weighing 2,000 pounds, this is the biggest chute of its kind that's been...

2007-06-26 09:30:00

NASA's next moon rocket is still on the drawing board, but already scientists are dreaming up big new things to do with it. "The Ares V rocket will be able to launch missions whose volume or mass or both can be handled no other way," says Philip Stahl, an internationally respected optical engineer now at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Maybe, he says, we should use it "to launch big space telescopes." How big? Consider the following: Ares V will be able to place almost 130,000 kg...

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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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