A few weeks ago NASA announced it's next generation of rockets. Based on The APollo design it will take us to orbit, ,the space station,and even The Moon. My questions are, do we want to do this? This would be taking us backwards since it's based on APollo technology. Is it reusable? Will it splashdown liek in the old days? There will be one version for carrying people and another for cargo. Is this what we want. The Space Shuttle may have been more roomy in the cabin but it could definetly carry more in it's cargo bay. The Ares as I believe it's called has no room for cargo. SInce the SHuttle is going to be retired aa future sattlies and probes will have to be launched by rocket. The shuttle's carrying capabilitites are large is has lots of power and space for cargo. Can any rocket match that? We already had one foot in the future with aspacecraft that lands liek an aurplane. The next generation was supposed to takeoff like an airplane. I was talking to a lady at The Johnson SPace Center the other day and she even said that this desgin is supposed to take us to Mars. I always thought we would use nuclear rockets to get ot Mars since the are far more powerful,faster,and very effecient. You could take far more cargo and people in far less time. Ares is so small it would take years to do amission to Mars with that. What do ou think. Should we keep the shuttle? Go with the Ares design? Use nuclear rockets to go to Mars?