Is this the end of the Ares-Constellation Program?

Ares 1-X on pad

Two upcoming events loom large over NASA’s future in manned spaceflight.
The first is Obama’s State of the Union address. It is rumored that there is a proposal for freezing all non-defense federal funding for the next 3 years. This could be a blow to Constellation program that is already under budgeted. The question is with the remaining NASA buget how much should go for manned endeavors and how much to unmanned exploration? This could be answered by the second event.
This event will take place on February 3rd, 2010 at 10am -12pm (eastern time).
Is the current manned spaceflight architecture dead? Read Keith Cowing’s article over at NASA Watch.
A decision will be made soon on the NASA rockets. Will the decision be in favor of Ares – Constellation or will alternatives be pushed forward? Cancelling the Ares program would be difficult and a NASA without some human spaceflight goals beyond LEO would be sad.
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One Response to Is this the end of the Ares-Constellation Program?

  1. R2K says:

    I think they should just do a 30X upscale of the LOC Graduator.

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