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New NASA capsule Orion resembles Apollo

Posted on Sunday, 2 November, 2008 | Comment icon 2 comments


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"Unlike the space-plane shape of the shuttles, the new Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle looks strikingly similar to the old Apollo space capsule that carried Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the moon and back in 1969, with Armstrong and Aldrin becoming the first humans to walk on the lunar surface."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by ROGER on 2 November, 2008, 19:39
The Orion Capsule may continue after the Elections are decided next week. But the Ares rocket? From what I have read on the NASA Watch and NASA Flight web sights this rocket my not be worth the trouble or expense to make it work. In my opinion the solid rocket booster first stage shouldn't be. You cant shut the darn things OFF in case of trouble. And the vibration and acoustics troubles will force the costs to be prohibitive with all the hardware add ons to correct these problems. Let alone the Weight issues. I don't remember who said it, but I've heard you can make a ROCK fly if you give it e... [More]
Comment icon #2 Posted by heinrich1858 on 4 November, 2008, 20:57
So probaly they went with the Idea if it aint broken don't fix it. So going back to a Apollo style Moon moon mission might not be such a bad Idea. (With regards to the engineering of the rocket and lander)


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