One of the final documents to come out of the public section of the CX assets management database is a one page historical overview of the CxP timeline with milestones and accomplishments. See attached file.
But it does remind me of a question: For Windows, is there a reasonably good, reasonably inexpensive timeline generator around? Could be standalone or an add-on to Excel, Calc or whatever.
So begs the question:Does the cancelled LEO Orion become owned by LM?Does the cancelled LEO SM become owned by Boeing?Could they bid for commercial crew?
Does the cancelled LEO SM become owned by Boeing?
The mobility ideas were some of the most interesting, IMHO. And they may survive conceptually in MMSEV (if anything ever happens with that).
What changed from ATHLETE to Tri-ATHLETE?
Quote from: Jason1701 on 12/23/2011 08:08 PMWhat changed from ATHLETE to Tri-ATHLETE?ATHLETE was a ring with six wheels. Tri-ATHLETE could separate into two halves, each with three wheels. That way the pieces could separate and move to the sides of an object and connect up to it, then move it. It could even work like a forklift in this manner. It was really clever.I suspect that the biggest problem for ATHLETE would have been power.
Yeah, I loved ATHLETE as well. No surprise that it came out of JPL. Those folk must be absolutely brilliant (they've done the vast majority of major interplanetary NASA missions) and they have by far the most experience with operating on Mars.