Moon Rocket leaves shed


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Pictures of the next step in Nasa's return to manned missions rocket development.

NASA will say its the brand new moon rocket leaving the development facility on it's way to the testing range.

Sharp eyed observers will say it's four slightly modified space shuttle main engines bolted on to an adapter that plugs it into the bottom of an old space shuttle external tank (that ever so conveniantly fits into the barge they used to transfer the old space shuttle external tanks down river) and represents not so much a giant leap for mankind but a small step in budget recycling.
Got to love the juxtaposition of a space craft travelling on a barge at a sedate speed along a river.

We've got a long way to go before we get to this stage ...

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