Images: A moon shot on the way to Mars

Images: A moon shot on the way to Mars

Summary: NASA hands out assignments for the man-on-the-moon Constellation project, to be followed by a mission to Mars.

TOPICS: Nasa / Space

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  • Launch to moon

    The NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton Roads, Va., will be responsible for the abort systems.

    In this artist's rendering, a rocket assembled in Earth orbit takes off for the moon--or Mars.

  • X-48B

    Also at Langley, a separate NASA project involves wind-tunnel testing for the subscale X-48B Blended Wing Body prototype. It's being developed by Boeing Phantom Works, NASA and the Air Force Research Laboratory.

  • Cargo launch

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will lead the Mission Operations Project to plan systems engineering processes. Here is an artist's conception of the cargo launch.

Topic: Nasa / Space

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