Marshall Space Flight Center’s Danny Davis, manager of the Upper Stage of the new Ares I Crew Launch Vehicle, has given a fascinating inside overview of the vehicle that will transport Lockheed Martin’s Orion.
Question: Could you please give us an outline of your role?
Davis: I manage the Ares I Upper Stage Element Office. The Upper Stage is an integral part of the Ares I launch vehicle that provides the second stage of flight for delivery of the Orion vehicle to low earth orbit.
My office is responsible for development of the stage requirements, stage design, verification of the design, fabrication and assembly, and support to operations at KSC.… Read the rest