Interesting Space News

To tide everyone over for now:

KAGUYA (SELENE) World’s First Image Taken of the Moon by HDTV (Jaxa) Some impressive images coming back to earth courtesy of the Japanese Space Agency’s KAGUYA lunar explorer. I want to compare the images to the moon globe I inherited from my grandfather and love studying the various geography of the lunar landscape.

NASA Delays Key Design Review for Ares 1 Launch Vehicle by 6 Months I wish I could say I was surprised to see this, but I’ve been hearing of too many problems being encountered in the development of the Ares LV to feel otherwise. Inspite of the difficulties, the Ares I look to be somewhat impressive vehicles. Too bad they are destined for obsolesence with their being so heavily tied solely to the Constellation program’s Orion CEV.

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