Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Constellation Program

J2X Engine

NASA is building a new man rated launch vehicle that is going back to the tried and tested methods of the Apollo Program. You can see more pictures and read the captions at Constellation Program Gallery.

If you want to learn more about the Apollo Program this DVD from 2005 might help: Apollo 11: The Eagle Has Landed.

Cross Posted at Classical Values

1 comment:

99% said...

NASA is building a new man rated launch vehicle that is going back to the tried and tested methods of the Apollo Program.

Really? Apollo-like, huh? It seems as though most people despise the design of the new ARES-I (aka, "The Stick") and think it is extremely unlikely that its bigger brother, ARES-V, will ever get built since there is no good reason to go back to the Moon.

If the Apollo program slipped their schedules as badly as Constellation has, I doubt we would have reached the Moon prior to public interest (and financing) running out. I doubt you will ever see a program having the scope and complexity of Apollo again. Certainly not for Polwell fusion, which to date has shown the world precisely nothing of substance.