View Full Version : NASA Renames New Exploration Vehicles

2006-Jul-04, 07:30 PM
NASA announced its new names for the next generation of its human space exploration program, which will return astronauts to the surface of the Moon. The crew vehicle is named Ares I, and the cargo launcher is now named Ares V. The Ares I will carry just the crew exploration vehicle and astronauts into orbit, while the much larger Ares V will carry the cargo and equipment. Once in orbit, the crew exploration vehicle will link up with the cargo to travel on to the Moon.

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2006-Jul-05, 06:53 PM
Is it just me, or does it seem inappropriate to name it after the god of war?

2006-Jul-05, 06:57 PM
I thought about that too, though I dismissed it as being named for Mars not war.

2006-Jul-10, 02:25 PM
Eh. War, planet. The name doesn't really matter. But Ares does speak of strength and force, which is what a vehicle needs to lift something into space.