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he Associated Press
Wed, Jun 25, 2008 (1:57 p.m.)
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NASA unveiled a beefed-up redesign of a proposed moon rocket Wednesday, saying the Ares V spacecraft that is to carry astronauts to the lunar surface in 12 years will be around 38 stories tall and carry a heftier load than originally planned.
The rocket is to be about 20 feet longer than a previous design and have six main engines at its base, instead of five. Engineers said they also decided to enlarge the twin solid-rocket boosters that will be bolted to its side so it can hold more fuel and carry more supplies and equipment than first envisioned.
The changes were announced after a nine-month study to determine if NASA could meet its goal of returning to the moon. In a statement, Constellation program manager Jeff Hanley said the review showed astronauts can be back on the moon by 2020.
Looks like we will be returning to the moon. Hopefully this will put all those nasty moon rumors to rest.
Originally posted by isa75
If we have already gone to the moon, when our technology wasnt advanced as it is now then why do we have wait until 2020 to get back to the moon. Going to the moon shouldn't be as hard as NASA is making it out to be since we have already done that.