Constellation firing room in process
As part of Road Trip 2008, News.com reporter Daniel Terdiman of Kennedy Space Center. (See for the first set of pictures from the tour.)
Since 1981, KSC has focused mainly on the space shuttle program. Now, the shuttle is being phased out, and the last of its nine remaining missions is scheduled for 2010. In its place, NASA is getting ready to launch the Constellation program, a new generation of rockets that will feature the Ares 1 rocket and the Orion crew exploration vehicle.
Here, firing room 1 (a firing room is a facility where launch directors, engineers, NASA managers, and others work during missions) at KSC's launch control center is seen as it is being prepared for the first launch in the Constellation program, a test launch scheduled for April 2009.
June 16, 2008 11:38 AM PDT
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET News.com
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