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The Future of NASA

The next-generation system of space vehicles at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been called "Apollo on steroids" because of its resemblance to vehicles from the early days of the United States space program. The resemblances aren't all superficial; the upper stages of the Ares I and Ares V rockets in the new system will be powered by descendants of the J-2 engine that powered the upper stages of the Saturn I and V rockets of the Apollo program. In this photograph, core components of the new engine, known as J-2X, are readied for testing at NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

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