May 30, 2006
CEV Summary is carrying this update on how NASA's shuttle replacement, called the CEV, is progressing. The companies involved in the competition are understandably tight-lipped about details, but it's good to see progress is definitely being made.

Aviation Week carried a long article on this in their most recent issue. Things that I remember: the recently-retired Complex 40, which was used for Titan launches, has become a candidate for CEV launches. Complex 39, which currently is used by the shuttle, is still slated for use by the much larger CALV. Apollo-era hardware is going to be re-used, but a lot of existing commercial launch gear is also being considered, especially for the unmanned CALV.

Posted by scott at May 30, 2006 12:01 PM

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