Ares V Scale Model
A worker completes installation of a 25-foot-tall scale model of the Ares V rocket outside the Visitor Center at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. The Ares V cargo launch vehicle will be the "heavy lifter" of America's next-generation space fleet. and will serve as NASA's primary vessel for delivering large hardware to space. Glenn is leading the design and development of the rocket's payload shroud and several subsystems on the upper stage.
Making its first flights in the next decade, Ares V is part of the Constellation Program to send human explorers back to the moon, and then onward to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
Image Credit: NASA/Bridget Caswell (WYLE)