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“Ares Rocket”

Feb 8, 2011 11:54 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Through a US-Europe rocket manufacturer partnership, could a launch vehicle with a strong likeness to the Ares I soon be carrying astronauts to the space station?
Nov 21, 2009 01:12 PM ET // Ray Villard
The simmering debate over the future direction of our nation's human space flight program hit even more air turbulence over the past couple weeks. On the cusp of the Augustine Report on NASA's future space flight plans (that was delivered to the White House last month to await a presidential decisi...
Feb 1, 2010 04:06 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Buzz Aldrin fields questions at a Hollywood premier in 2008. Today he has issued a public statement on the realities of spaceflight (Ian O'Neill) This certainly isn't a surprise, considering Buzz Aldrin has been advocating manned missions to destinations other than the moon for some time, but it's ...
Oct 29, 2009 07:55 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA doesn't yet know why its Ares 1-X test rocket was dented upon splashdown in the Atlantic following what appeared to be a flawless two-minute demonstration flight on Wednesday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. When divers arrived to retrieve the booster, they found a significant de...
Oct 28, 2009 10:40 AM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA's demo moon rocket remains on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center this morning, but the 50-member team overseeing the countdown is sure getting a workout. In addition to the usual weather issues, there's a new prohibition about flying through high-altitude clouds to prevent radio interf...
Aug 29, 2012 12:41 PM ET // Trace Dominguez
Neil deGrasse Tyson examines the future of our nation through the beauty and simple power of exploration. Watch this.
Feb 1, 2010 12:47 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Not under construction: The Ares I will likely be sidelined (NASA) Now the rocket booster smoke is clearing, it's becoming clear that NASA's direction for manned space exploration has been re-routed. The much feared "5-year gap" between the Shuttle getting retired and the Constellation Program taki...
Sep 14, 2011 12:36 PM ET // Irene Klotz
After a year of occasionally public wrangling with Congress, the Obama Administration on Wednesday unveiled its plan for a new NASA rocket intended to fly astronauts and cargo to Mars.
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