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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #40 on: 10/24/2013 09:26 PM »
I'm surprised noone suggested Artemis... You know, the little sister of Ares and Apollo?

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #41 on: 10/24/2013 09:37 PM »
I suspect as the pieces start to come together, NASA will use this opportunity to PR the rocket (and the Agency) by opening it up as they did with Curiosity to students or the general public to come up with a name.

You know, on-line voting, chances to win a launch viewing, tours etc...

I think that's the fun and smart play.
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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #42 on: 10/24/2013 09:50 PM »
That would work... As long as they keep a good eye out for it. Before you know someone highjacks it and it'll end up named "Charles Z did nothing wrong."

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #43 on: 10/24/2013 09:56 PM »
I like Neptune.  It was used by Arthur C. Clarke in 2011 as "The last of the Saturn's and Neptune's stood as monuments to the early space program." or something close to that.

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #44 on: 10/24/2013 10:34 PM »
Jupiter :)
If it had liquid or 4 segment boosters...... ::)

DIRECT analyzed "Stretched Heavy" configurations (longer core + 5-seg) and actually had "Heavy" variants (5-seg) on their website.  It's still there if you don't believe me...

Liquids, on the other hand, were never considered, because it was believed that they were a political non-starter.  The liquid-booster Jupiter was called AJAX.

Which to me is a toilet cleaning powder...

Okay, technically AJAX was specifically the version with Atlas boosters.  The Delta version was called Neptune.
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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #45 on: 10/25/2013 06:58 AM »
Erymanthian is a good name.
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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #46 on: 10/25/2013 09:52 AM »
DIRECT analyzed "Stretched Heavy" configurations (longer core + 5-seg) and actually had "Heavy" variants (5-seg) on their website.  It's still there if you don't believe me...

Heavy, but not stretch-heavy on there, I think.

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #47 on: 10/25/2013 11:25 AM »
If you parse the sentence carefully, you will note that I never said the website had any SH variants.  I simply happen to know that they existed.

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #48 on: 10/25/2013 04:36 PM »
I am partial to the Ares name, but realize the undertones of using it. I would vote for "Ares", no I, no IV, no V. Just Ares.

Second choice would be Jupiter as a nod to DIRECT, or Phoenix.

I think the Senate Authorization Act of 2013 actually directs NASA to run a competition for naming it. That might get messy lol.
« Last Edit: 10/25/2013 04:38 PM by newpylong »

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #49 on: 10/25/2013 05:31 PM »
Which to me is a toilet cleaning powder...

Okay, technically AJAX was specifically the version with Atlas boosters.  The Delta version was called Neptune.

Well, there will be people who think that's all AJAX is.  But in this context it was in reference to both the Greek hero Ajax, and an acronym for "Advanced Jupiter-Atlas eXperiment".

:-)

But an LV actually named that would probably get a lot of air-head reporters going, "Why did you name NASA's new rocket after a floor cleaner??"

heheheheh

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #50 on: 10/25/2013 05:32 PM »
If you parse the sentence carefully, you will note that I never said the website had any SH variants.  I simply happen to know that they existed.

Indeed. Oops, and apologies.

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #51 on: 10/25/2013 06:01 PM »
I think the Senate Authorization Act of 2013 actually directs NASA to run a competition for naming it. That might get messy lol.
Nobody tell 4Chan about it!  ;D

Jupiter :)
If it had liquid or 4 segment boosters...... ::)
Liquids, on the other hand, were never considered, because it was believed that they were a political non-starter.  The liquid-booster Jupiter was called AJAX.

Which to me is a toilet cleaning powder...

Okay, technically AJAX was specifically the version with Atlas boosters.  The Delta version was called Neptune.
There was a Delta version? Never heard about it, do you have any information about it?

Also, it's not just a toilet cleaning powder, it's also the Dutch enemy of the state.

Officially gone off-topic. Shame that the sheriff ain't around these days.
« Last Edit: 10/25/2013 06:02 PM by woods170 »

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #52 on: 10/25/2013 06:09 PM »
Sorry about that, I'll remove my post.

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #53 on: 10/26/2013 06:21 AM »
Why limit it to ancient mythology?  Why not a more modern mythological strong-man?  Call it "Arnold".  Or "Andre".

Or, if something literary and remote is needed, we can do "Varda", Tolkein's queen of the stars in his mythology.  At least that gives it a female flavor, takes away the stain of overly-masculine associations with spaceflight.
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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #54 on: 11/21/2013 11:07 PM »
I vote for Pliny the Younger for SLS Block I and Pliny the Elder for Block IB or II  ;D

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #55 on: 11/21/2013 11:25 PM »
I vote for Pliny the Younger for SLS Block I and Pliny the Elder for Block IB or II  ;D

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #56 on: 11/22/2013 01:34 AM »
I vote for Pliny the Younger for SLS Block I and Pliny the Elder for Block IB or II  ;D

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Indeed, though the individuals were far more interesting.  That actually gets me thinking, what are peoples thoughts on Pompeii?  :o

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #57 on: 11/22/2013 02:32 AM »
Pompeii slowly got buried in ash. Herculaneum was mowed down in pyroclastic flow. Rather than the effect, I'd take the cause: Vesuvius.

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #58 on: 11/22/2013 03:02 AM »
Erymanthian is a good name.

Someone is too clever by half in their porcine humor.

Good one.

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #59 on: 11/22/2013 03:52 AM »
Not that anyone asked, but I'd vote for naming SLS "Armstrong". I mean why name it for a mythical hero when we can name it for a real one?
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