NASA project of Ares
3 Feb 09
Thru my reading, the latest setback to the Ares I is the computer models show the ship could crash into its launch tower during liftoff. Experts say its problems stem from changes to the original design. These modifications, such as changing the engines and making the solid rocket boosters longer, created unexpected problems, including excessive shaking and the launch drift. So the completion date unknown.
• United States
29 Jan 09
Like most government programs, expect delays, especially with the economy. I anticipate normal flights to start in 2014-2016 at the soonest. The budget will definitely go up. Likely the space shuttle program will be extended to 2012. That's the sense I get from what I have been seeing.