NASA engineers working on the shuttle derived rocket: "Under the constraints NASA faces, the Direct-like approach is probably the best way forward."
Read the Orlando Sentinal Article
NASA's Human Exploration Framework Team (HEFT) recommendation: "Accelerate Shuttle-derived, in-line Medium Heavy Lift Implementation."
Read the NASA Spaceflight Article
The Senate has passed the NASA Authorization Bill requiring immediate development of a shuttle derived heavy lift rocket.
Read the Bill | Story on Space News
DIRECT Team Urges House to Adopt Senate NASA Plan for 2011. | Read Press Release
The Senate Commerce Committee unanimously clears a NASA authorization bill that would speed up development of a shuttle derived heavy lift rocket beginning as soon as practicable. | Read the Bill | Watch the Senate Press Conference
A new article on The Space Review website by Stephen Metschan articulating how Direct is a better plan and the ideal compromise between the POR and the new plan proposed by the administration. | Read Article
NASA managers are pushing forward at a healthy pace to work towards an “early” test flight of what is now heavily confirmed as based on the DIRECT team’s Jupiter-241 Stretched Heavy Launch Vehicle | Read Article
DIRECT featured in new Popular Mechanics article: "Rebel Engineers Sit With NASA to Chart Future of Manned Space" | Read Article
Ross Tierney interviewed on The Space Show by Dr. David Livingston | Listen
DIRECT has created an interactive demonstration of the options presented in the Augustine Commission Report | View Demo
Stephen Metschan presented DIRECT's Shuttle Derived HLV at an AIAA event in Washington D.C., Monday 11/2 | View Presentation | Listen to Audio Clip
DIRECT video supporting Augustine Commission Report Option 4B | Watch Video
Bolden Directs MSFC Special Team to evaluate HLV alternatives including DIRECTís Jupiter launch vehicle | Read Story
Direct hand delivers letter to key Congressional members in support of the Augustine Commission's directly Shuttle-Derived Heavy-Lift options | View Letter
Pat Duggins (WMFE) report: "Secret society of aerospace engineers plans a "better" rocket for NASA's future" | Listen
Ross Tierney interviewed on NPR with Alan Bean and Harrison Schmitt | Listen
Astronauts back on the moon before the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 | Read Story
DIRECT revisited in latest AIAA Horizons Magazine | View Publication
DIRECT featured on McNeil/Lehrer News Hour | Watch Video (starts at 20:50)
DIRECT gives presentation to the Augustine Commission | Watch Video
Direct presented Direct 3.0 at ISDC: "Landing Twice the Mass on the Moon at Half the Cost"
Direct releases rebuttal to NASA's flawed performance analysis of DIRECT 2.0
Budget Proposal May Impact NASA Jobs | WFTV News Article
NASA’s Secret Rebels Want Obama on Their Side | Fox News Article
NASA Renegades Pitch Obama Team New Post-Shuttle Plan | Popular Mechanics
DIRECT Article | Space Lifestyle magazine.
The Jupiter Launch System - A Direct Derivative of the Space Transportation System (STS) - PDF
NASA has released a flawed analysis of DIRECT. We are preparing a rebuttal.
NEW Space Review Article: Saving Americaís Space Program
The Orlando Sentinel article "NASA remains silent on rocket that could rescue the Cape"
Stephen Metschan will be presenting an overview of the DIRECT Launcher proposal at this years International Space Development Conference (ISDC) to be held in Washington DC,
May 29, 2008 2:30-3:00 pm.
Title: "The Jupiter Launch System - A Direct Derivative of the Space Transportation System"
Media File: Jupiter120 Space Transportation System (WMV)
NEW Space Review Article
The Space Show presentation slideshow. Also available in PowerPoint Show and PDF