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In the years to come, they'll be doing it with the Space Launch System . Perched atop the SLS will be the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle a manned spacecraft the Agency hopes will be used to deliver humans to the Moon (by 2021), asteroids and Mars.
Tuesday to develop its own private launch system a spaceship and rocket to fly astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit. The first manned flight could launch in about three years, company officials said. Utah-based Alliant Techsystems, or ATK,
Nuclear Project Office, he led the systems engineering analysis and definition of a test facility for full-scale nuclear thermal propulsion rocket engines. Dr. French holds a Ph.D. and Masters of Engineering Mechanics, and a Bachelors of Science in
Alliant Techsystems of Minnesota more than $1 billion to build a rocket capable of taking a half-dozen astronauts to the International Space Station as a first step to flying them to the moon...And last fall, President Barack Obama and Congress
Jim Maser, representing the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, told the House space subcommittee the industry is uncertain about how much the government will invest in its own rockets and how much it will spend helping private
Monday, January 03, 2011 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The last-minute flurry by the 111th Congress to pass key pieces of President Barack Obama's agenda has redeemed it in the eyes of many, but not all. Heading the list of things left undone is the
March, costing the agency half a billion dollars while adding more hurdles to the imminent task of replacing the space shuttle. International Space Station , as well as other spacecraft that would have been capable of performing a variety of missions.
Kennedy Space Center to transform it into a "21st-century spaceport."...That should have happened before the Oct. 1 start of the federal fiscal year...At that rate, it will spend about $475 million from Oct. 1 to March 4 the period covered by the
It would take the engines off the orbiter, put them on the bottom of the fuel tank, and throw the rest of the orbiter away. Then it would put the astronauts in a capsule on top of the fuel tank. It's sort of like putting Mr. Potato Head 's nose where
ATK Aerospace Systems successfully tested Tuesday the most powerful solid-fuel rocket engine ever, even though its future in the space program remains in doubt. A huge roar and massive flames accompanied the two-minute "static" or non-flight test of