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PRESS RELEASES

10.13.10
DIRECT Team Declares Success and Looks to the Future | Press Release

10.11.10
President Obama Signs NASA Authorization Bill



Direct Team succeeds as Shuttle Derived Heavy Lift Vehicle becomes law!
Direct Press Release
NASASpaceflight Article  
NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden
Space News

09.29.10
DIRECT Team to Congress: Donít Kill the US Human Space Flight Program
US on Verge of Repeating Apollo Program Mistake | Press Release

07.29.10
DIRECT Team Urges House to Adopt Senate NASA Plan for 2011 | Press Release

07.10.09
Direct team meets with Aerospace Corporation | Press Release

07.07.09
Direct team to meet with Aerospace Corporation | Press Release

05.06.09
Direct team to present at Augustine Commission Hearings | Press Release

 

NEWS ARCHIVE

09.12.10
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

08.31.10
NASA's Human Exploration Framework Team (HEFT) recommendation: "Accelerate Shuttle-derived, in-line Medium Heavy Lift Implementation."
Read the NASA Spaceflight Article

08.06.10
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

07.29.10
DIRECT Team Urges House to Adopt Senate NASA Plan for 2011. | Read Press Release

07.15.10
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

02.22.10
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

01.29.10
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

01.29.10
DIRECT featured in new Popular Mechanics article: "Rebel Engineers Sit With NASA to Chart Future of Manned Space" | Read Article

01.04.10
Ross Tierney interviewed on The Space Show by Dr. David Livingston | Listen

11.05.09
DIRECT has created an interactive demonstration of the options presented in the Augustine Commission Report | View Demo

11.05.09
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

10.22.09
DIRECT video supporting Augustine Commission Report Option 4B | Watch Video

10.21.09
Bolden Directs MSFC Special Team to evaluate HLV alternatives including DIRECTís Jupiter launch vehicle | Read Story

09.28.09
Direct hand delivers letter to key Congressional members in support of the Augustine Commission's directly Shuttle-Derived Heavy-Lift options | View Letter

07.30.09
Pat Duggins (WMFE) report: "Secret society of aerospace engineers plans a "better" rocket for NASA's future" | Listen

07.17.09
Ross Tierney interviewed on NPR with Alan Bean and Harrison Schmitt | Listen

07.16.09
Astronauts back on the moon before the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 | Read Story

07.01.09
DIRECT revisited in latest AIAA Horizons Magazine | View Publication

06.19.09
DIRECT featured on McNeil/Lehrer News Hour | Watch Video (starts at 20:50)

06.17.09
DIRECT gives presentation to the Augustine Commission | Watch Video

05.28.09
Direct presented Direct 3.0 at ISDC: "Landing Twice the Mass on the Moon at Half the Cost"

05.18.09
Direct releases rebuttal to NASA's flawed performance analysis of DIRECT 2.0

05.07.09
Budget Proposal May Impact NASA Jobs | WFTV News Article

04.08.2009
NASA’s Secret Rebels Want Obama on Their Side | Fox News Article

01.01.09
NASA Renegades Pitch Obama Team New Post-Shuttle Plan | Popular Mechanics

11.01.08
DIRECT Article
| Space Lifestyle magazine.

10.29.08
The Jupiter Launch System - A Direct Derivative of the Space Transportation System (STS) - PDF

10.17.08
NASA has released a flawed analysis of DIRECT. We are preparing a rebuttal.

08.11.08
NEW Space Review Article: Saving Americaís Space Program

06.22.08
The Orlando Sentinel article "NASA remains silent on rocket that could rescue the Cape"

05.20.08
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"
Link: http://www.isdc2008.org/
Media File: Jupiter120 Space Transportation System (WMV)

05.19.08
NEW Space Review Article

02.17.08
The Space Show presentation slideshow. Also available in PowerPoint Show and PDF

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