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Vision for Space Exploration
Man in Space
"In January 2004 President Bush announced the Vision for Space Exploration for a return to the moon and onward to Mars. How much do you know about the "Vision"?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What name has NASA given to the main project to implement the Vision for Space Exploration (VSE)?
Which of these factors led to the decision to announce the VSE?
All of these
An urgent need to replace the aging Shuttle
The loss of the Columbia
A lack of direction in the space programme
What is the timetable for the first expedition to return to the moon?
No later than 2015
No later than 2020
No later than 2025
No later than 2010
The centrepiece of the programme goes by the working title of CEV. What do the letters stand for?
Command Expedition Vehicle
Crewed Exploration Vehicle
Cosmic Exploration Vehicle
Concept Engineering Vehicle
The CEV was recently given a name by NASA. What is it?
Apollo mk II
Which consortium was recently awarded the contract to build the CEV?
What name has been given to the booster rockets which will support the VSE?
How many versions of the booster rocket for VSE will be built?
The design of the rockets will use which of these major Space shuttle components?
Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB) and External Tank (ET)
Orbital Manoevering System (OMS) pods
Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME)
The engine for the upper stage of both versions of the the booster will be an uprated version of one from the old Saturn rockets. Which engine?
How many crew will the CEV be able to carry into earth orbit?
When is it planned that the first manned flight of of the CEV will take place?
no later than 2014
no later than 2010
no later than 2020
no later than 2025
A new lunar ferry known as the LSAM will be developed to carry the next generation of astronauts to the moon. What does LSAM stand for?
Lunar Surface Access Module
Lunar Surface Access Mission
Landing and Surface Accessability Mission
Landing Surface Activity Module
How many crew will LSAM carry to the moon?
How will power be supplied to the CEV?
Radioactive Thermoelectric Generators (RTG's)
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Compiled Jun 28 12