From Earth To Moon Redux: How The Next Moonshot Will Happen

May 2019: Our scheduled return to the moon. There's plenty of laboring to be done on the Constellation Program before then, but the foundation is set. Here's how you—as an astronaut—would experience the mission: » 5/09/09 12:30pm 5/09/09 12:30pm

NASA's Enormous Stir Welder Assembles Rockets With Friction Instead of…

Crocodile Dundee once said: "That's not an Ares I rocket welder. This is an Ares I rocket welder." He was obviously referring to this toy in NASA's garage, which fuses aluminum-lithium 2195 alloy via friction. » 3/26/09 2:40pm 3/26/09 2:40pm

Cool Flash Graphic: Every Craft In NASA's Constellation System,…

Accompanying a long piece on the future of NASA's Orion/Constellation system, the NYTimes threw together a nice Flash graphic detailing the individual components of what may or may not (ahem Fianciapocalypse) replace the Space Shuttle. » 12/30/08 2:00pm 12/30/08 2:00pm

NASA Proposes High-Tech Fix for Shaking Moon Rocket: Springs

Development of NASA's Ares Moon rockets continues apace, despite criticisms from an team designing an alternative. Now NASA engineers have announced how they're going to deal with a potentially serious vibration problem in the crew-launched Ares I: springs. » 8/12/08 8:55am 8/12/08 8:55am