Fri, Jun 30, 2006
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
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.
Also: Trig TT31 Update, Barnstorming--GA Wimping Out, Gone West: MiG Designer Belyakov, Zenith's 10000 Plan! When the FAA opened the door for easier angle of attack (AoA) indicator>[...]
Young Pilots Take Aviation, Culture, And Life Lessons Back To Chinese And Other Asian Airlines TransPac Aviation Academy, which says it graduates some 400 students annually, this w>[...]
“Watchkeeper will provide real-time information for troops conducting operations on the ground, allowing them to understand better and thereby overcome threats they may face.>[...]
Number Of Airlines And Other Operators Of Q400 And Q400 Nextgen Aircraft In Africa Has Grown To 15 Bombardier Aerospace and RwandAir of Kigali, Rwanda today celebrated the delivery>[...]
Aero Linx: Aviation Consumer Protection The Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, including its Aviation Consumer Protection Division, m>[...]