Ares I Expanded Cutaway
20" x 30" 300 ppi Digital Illustration (2007)


NASA's Ares I Launch Vehicle and Orion Spacecraft includes ATK's 5-segement Reuseable Solid Rocket Motor first stage and a 200 inch diameter second stage powered by a single J-2X engine. The Ares I will be one of NASA's new generation of Launch Vehicles that will take America to the Moon and beyond in the 21st Century.

Artist's Note: The caption reflects the 2007 timeframe. NASA's Constellation program was cancelled by the Obama admistration in October 2010.

1650 x 3300 image

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