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Fraser
2008-Nov-22, 12:50 AM
When the Constellation Program is completed, we'll have a brand new generation of rocket design (Ares) and a hi-tech space ship (Orion). It only seems fair that we should also have a new kind of emergency mechanism that will carry the crew to safety should a problem during launch threaten the astronauts.Enter the Constellation Launch [...]

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John Jaksich
2008-Nov-22, 07:23 PM
This is welcome news ... since we didn't have such a failsafe in place for the Shuttle launches (as far it seemed)...

KaiYeves
2008-Nov-22, 10:05 PM
Those pictures really show you how much power is involved!

mike alexander
2008-Nov-23, 03:15 AM
What's that, Mak? Been there, done that?
Oh, let the kids have their fun.