Between their remote locations and the ever present threat of ambush (or worse yet, IED), it's simply getting too dangerous to deliver the average 45,000kg of supplies that far-flung American forward combat bases require each week. Air drops by cargo plane or helicopter are one option, but DARPA researchers may already have a better solution: shape-shifting, cargo-carrying UAVs.
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Sad news, space cowboys: According to NASA insiders, Ares 1 will be no more. Good news, space cowboys! According to the same sources, Obama has decided that it's worth investing in space. The man got a plan.
The Ares pitch: a stupid-simple way for developers to crank out webOS apps for the Pre and the Pixi, without ever leaving their browsers. It's looks like a clever concept; we'll have to see if it actually works. Updated.
NASA needs more money, because let's face it, rocket launches ain't cheap. The good news is, it looks like they'll be getting some. Not as much as they want, but some.
Wonder at the impressive technological prowess of the genius engineers at NASA, as brave Ares launches. Be amazed at the sheer beauty of the mighty rocket as it it breaks the sound barrier, thundering the skies of America.
What 20,000,000hp engine can deliver 1.6 million kilograms of trust in a howling vomit from hell? The Ares's first stage, that's what. Not as hot as 8-kilometre pyroclastic plumes burning holes in the atmosphere, but hot enough.
The last time we looked at the Ares I-X, we only got to see the tip of what will be one of the world's biggest rockets, but now it's nearly done and right on schedule for a Halloween launch.