Orion’s heat shield: it’s decision time

credit Lockheed Martin / caption: the heat shield has become a very tall tent pole in the Orion tent, so to speak In the next few weeks NASA is to announce its selection for the heat shield material for the Orion crew exploration vehicle’s (CEV) crew module. The...

NASA’s Ares I-X slips to July 2009

credit: NASA / caption: but when in ’09?The latest Space Shuttle programme manifest shows the Ares I-X launch put back to 11 July 2009, assuming a 12 May date next year for the lift-off of Hubble Space Telescope (HST) servicing mission four (SM4),...