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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  • 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.

  • Rocket science

    The Mississippi-based Stennis Space Center will test the rockets for Project Constellation. The first engine to be tested will be the J-2X, which will power the upper stage of the Crew Launch Vehicle. Here a small engine is being tested at Stennis.

  • Shuttle engine

    Want to work on the shuttle engine? It's a little more involved than tinkering under the hood of a vintage Mustang.

Topic: Nasa / Space

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