11/3/2009

A meeting on Capitol Hill this week underscored the divide that exists between those who feel NASA should rely more on commercial rockets launching astronauts into low-Earth orbit, and those who support the NASA program Constellation, designed to use Ares rockets to reach the International Space Station and eventually the moon. Constellation and Ares I do not appear likely to meet the goal of a first mission into low-Earth orbit by 2015.

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