Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Forward...into the past?

NASAs "new" idea for replacing the shuttle harks back to the origins of spaceflight.
(Click title to read article)

NASA has decided to place astronauts...and payloads...at the "top of the candle" to avoid danger from booster and rocket exhaust.

Utilizing existing shuttle components, they hope to enjoy some economies over starting from scratch.

But looking at the graphic, the "crew vehicle" looks very much like the old Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects, no?

Here's hoping that NASA gets this right.

[via New York Times]

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