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Heavy-Lift Alternative Being Considered to Ares V

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HLV Raw: SSP side project making good progress for Augustine Review
NASASpaceflight.com

With the key decision points for the Augustine Commission fast approaching, one of the favorite alternatives to the Ares vehicles – the SD HLLV (Shuttle Derived Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle – or HLV for short) – has made great strides towards becoming a viable option for replacing the Space Shuttle.

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Augustine Panel Gives Orbital Fuel Depots a Look

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Fill ‘er up…..in Space?
MSNBC

The panel reviewing NASA’s long-range plans is giving a new boost to the old idea of setting up orbital fueling stations for spaceflight. If the space agency and the White House go down that route, it would mark a dramatic change in direction for future journeys beyond Earth orbit.

Some would say that’s just what the nation’s space effort needs.

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Space Florida to Augustine Panel: Please Keep Us in Business

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Space FloridaSPACE FLORIDA PRESS RELEASE

Space Florida partnered with local space and economic development organizations this week to craft and submit three white papers to special committees within the Augustine Commission, reviewing the future of U.S. space programs. These papers serve as a precursor to a visit next week by The Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee, which will hold a public meeting at the Hilton Cocoa Beach on July 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Paper #1: Maintaining Heavy Lift Capability from Florida is Imperative for Continuing U.S. Leadership in Space

Paper #2: Florida’s Space Life Sciences Lab: A Critical National Asset and Gateway to the ISS

Paper #3: Florida is a Cost Effective, Capable Solution for Space Vehicle Design and Development

Augustine Commission Announces Agendas for Upcoming Public Hearings

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NASA PRESS RELEASE

The Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee will hold public meetings July 28, 29, 30, Aug. 5 and 12. The meetings are open to news media representatives. No registration is required, but seating is limited to the location’s capacity. Agenda times are approximate and subject to change.

The first meeting will be July 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center, 2500 South Shore Blvd. in League City, Texas.

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Augustine panel to Hold Hearings in Florida, Alabama and Texas

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NASA PRESS RELEASE

The Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee will hold three public meetings July 28-30. The meetings are open to news media representatives. No registration is required, but seating is limited to location capacity.

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Augustine to Discuss Status of Review on Friday

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Norman Augustine, chairman of the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee, will hold a media teleconference Friday, July 17, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. EDT, to give a status report and discuss the progress of the independent review.

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Goodbye Ares, Hello….What?

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constellationIs Ares I dead? NASA is working on a redesign
Orlando Sentinel

Members of the Presidentially appointed panel reviewing the future of America’s manned-space plans have asked NASA to design a new way to send astronauts back to the moon.

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Report: Study Finds Ares Alternative Viable and Affordable

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Space Flight panel study finds alternative rocket “capable”
Orlando Sentinel

A study done by NASA engineers at various agency centers on behalf of the U.S. Human Space Flight Review Committee has found that shuttle program manager John Shannon’s alternative to the Constellation rockets is capable and affordable.

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Provide Input to Augustine Panel

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CSF PRESS RELEASE

Enabling the development of commercial crew and cargo transportation to the International Space Station is the central recommendation of a
policy paper submitted by members of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation to the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee, also known as the Augustine Committee.

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Augustine Commission Visits Huntsville

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Space Panel Visits Marshall
The Huntsville TImes

The committee charged with evaluating NASA’s human spaceflight plans spent about half a day Thursday at Marshall Space Flight Center talking with engineers and program managers.

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