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Fri, Jun 30, 2006

NASA Names Its Next Rockets 'Ares'

Designations Honor Moon Program Boosters

In a press conference Friday afternoon, NASA announced the names of the launch vehicles that will carry the (still unnamed) Crew Exploration Vehicle to the moon... and, eventually, to Mars.

In keeping with the program's ultimate destination, the new rockets will be collectively referred to as "Ares."

The namepays homage to the Greek god of war, Ares -- who, of course, was known as Mars to ancient Romans.

SpaceRef Daily reports the designations of the rockets that will carry the CEV and its related equipment into space will also pay a respectful nod to the original rockets that carried astronauts to the moon in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The Crew Launch Vehicle will be called Ares 1, and the Cargo Launch Vehicle will be known as Ares 5... in honor of the Saturn I and Saturn V boosters.

FMI: www.nasa.gov

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