10 NASA space technologies that may never see the ...
<b>Heavy lifting:</b> NASA's [[xref:http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/26609|Ares V rocket|NASA’s future space program faces critical cost, technology challenges]] is the agency's next generation heavy lifter. Ares V will serve as NASA's chief rocket that will carry everything form the lunar landing craft and materials for establishing a moon base, to food, fresh water and other staples needed to extend a human presence beyond Earth orbit. NASA says Ares V is a two-stage, vertically stacked launch vehicle. It can carry nearly 414,000 pounds to low-Earth orbit. When working together with the Ares I crew launch vehicle to launch payloads into Earth orbit, Ares V can send nearly 157,000 pounds to the moon.
10 NASA space technologies that may never see the cosmos