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NASA Propulsion Strategy - back to the future?
« on: October 03, 2005, 07:26:46 pm »
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Wood added that NASA’s emphasis on heritage systems will help Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, among others, ensure a safe fly-out of the space shuttle manifest.

"I think [Griffin] came up with a concept that helps preserve the skills by taking advantage of what’s available in the shuttle program and adapting it to the new program so you give the existing [work force] a future and utilize their years of experience to make the future a success."

NASA hopes to field the 25-metric-ton CEV and its launcher, known as the Crew Launch Vehicle, by 2012 to support the international space station program. The rocket is based on the space shuttle solid rocket booster built by ATK Thiokol of Brigham City, Utah, and uses a variant of the space shuttle main engine as an upper stage.
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Re: NASA Propulsion Strategy - back to the future?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2005, 07:53:28 pm »
Sounds like some interesting developements afoot...

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