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SLS and Orion

One-Off Rockets

By Keith Cowing
NASA Watch
November 16, 2009
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Time Magazine Falls for Rocket Launch Hoax – Names Ares “Invention of the Year” Based on Launch of Dummy Vehicle, Space Frontier Foundation
“While many reporters know that Ares 1 is far behind schedule and likely to be canceled as an unnecessary and expensive distraction from real exploration missions, apparently Time magazine fell for this publicity hoax. There was no boy in the balloon and there most definitely was no Ares rocket launched in Florida last month,” said the Foundation’s Rick Tumlinson. “If anyone at Time had bothered to go beyond the NASA and contractor flacks, they would have found out what most people in the space community already knew. This was a marketing ploy designed to save a program threatened with imminent cancellation.”
Congress Falls For Time Magazine’s Ares Award Too, earlier post
Time Magazine’s Best Invention of the Year, earlier post

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