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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #300 on: 11/22/2017 05:05 PM »
In three years or so, it will be called Delta V   ;)

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #301 on: 11/22/2017 05:19 PM »
I am OK with calling it Senate Launch System

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #302 on: 12/07/2017 11:59 AM »
As a taxpayer, count me in as hoping for "the canceled Space Launch System" and they start bidding out heavy and distributed lift launches.
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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #303 on: 12/07/2017 02:19 PM »
The Ares rockets of the previous Constellation program were named such because they were intended to enable Mars missions.
Selene could be a good name for SLS. NASA is afterall being redirected towards Moon missions. There is two JAXA missions with this name but some reuse of names is inevitable, there are only so many lunar deities!
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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #304 on: 12/07/2017 03:30 PM »
The Ares rockets of the previous Constellation program were named such because they were intended to enable Mars missions.
Selene could be a good name for SLS. NASA is afterall being redirected towards Moon missions. There is two JAXA missions with this name but some reuse of names is inevitable, there are only so many lunar deities!

Does the vehicle have to have a European name? There must be names for the moon in the native American languages. Preferably one I can  pronounce.

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #305 on: 12/07/2017 11:43 PM »

Does the vehicle have to have a European name? There must be names for the moon in the native American languages. Preferably one I can  pronounce.

There's the Aztec lunar diety Coyolxauhqui.

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #306 on: 12/15/2017 05:39 AM »

Does the vehicle have to have a European name? There must be names for the moon in the native American languages. Preferably one I can  pronounce.

There's the Aztec lunar diety Coyolxauhqui.

But the Aztecs spelled it differently!

It would be nice, though, to see a label stenciled on the side of the rocket carrying not only its name in the native tongue, but in the native writing system as well!

(There seem to be more of these than I originally guessed!)
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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #307 on: 12/15/2017 03:15 PM »
As a taxpayer, count me in as hoping for "the canceled Space Launch System" and they start bidding out heavy and distributed lift launches.

Of all the things your taxpayer dollars go to, you are concerned about SLS?  This type of statement boggles my mind.  Do I get a say on what the $700 Billion annual budget for the DoD gets used on?

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #308 on: 12/15/2017 03:29 PM »
As a taxpayer, count me in as hoping for "the canceled Space Launch System" and they start bidding out heavy and distributed lift launches.

Of all the things your taxpayer dollars go to, you are concerned about SLS?  This type of statement boggles my mind.  Do I get a say on what the $700 Billion annual budget for the DoD gets used on?

Maintaining and equipping a strong national defense infrastructure is a constitutional requirement, and a sensible preemption given today's world. The $billions/launch & disposable Space Launch System jobs program is not.
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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #309 on: 12/15/2017 05:47 PM »
In three years or so, it will be called Delta V   ;)
This is the second or third time I've heard this. Boeing taking it over completely and rebranding it as the Delta V

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #310 on: 12/15/2017 05:58 PM »
 I'm sticking with "Moose"! I think it would be cool, and exciting for the youth- Why do rockets always have to have space and/or classical names? "Today at the Cape Moose #5 will launch the Moon Bases' first living-quarters-module to lunar orbit, where the Lunar Tugboat, commanded by Capt. Kangaroo will guide it down to Copernicus Moon Base"...

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #311 on: 01/14/2018 12:15 PM »
Just call it Jupiter, and Boeing taking it over completely doesn't sound too bad...things prob. would move faster than the slow roll we're on now, however I believe this is by design, once Apollo & shuttle ended thousands lost jobs.

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #312 on: 02/12/2018 06:49 PM »
SLS should be renamed to Simple, Safer, Sooner.

Maybe another 'r':

Simpler, Safer; Sooner.

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #313 on: 02/13/2018 10:04 PM »
SLS should be renamed to Simple, Safer, Sooner.

Maybe another 'r':

Simpler, Safer; Sooner.

Is that sarcasm, or someone taking a potshot? Maybe it's a tribute:

http://www.directlauncher.org/  (and way too many NSF threads on the subject to mention)

"Safe, Simple, Soon" was an ATK branding campaign for Ares-1. "Safer, Simpler, Sooner" was DIRECT's cheeky response.

Unfortunately, SLS did not have the same level of thoughtfulness and expediency put into it that DIRECT did, in spite of all of Bolden's and Garver's foot-dragging. Sure, the two vehicles are superficially similar, but philosophically (and operationally), they are worlds apart.

Sigh. Well, at least we have New Space to amaze us. May SpaceX, Blue Origin, and the others continue to be successful and carry on the spirit of DIRECT.
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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #314 on: 02/13/2018 10:56 PM »
Sorry. No sarcasm meant. Was unaware of the rest. Just adding the 'r' to make saying the phrase smoother.

Sorry. (No sarcasm in that either, just sorry. Still learning.)

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #315 on: 02/13/2018 11:50 PM »
Sorry. No sarcasm meant. Was unaware of the rest. Just adding the 'r' to make saying the phrase smoother.

Sorry. (No sarcasm in that either, just sorry. Still learning.)

Cool, no problem. I didn't mean to sound harsh.  If you get a chance, you should skim through some of those DIRECT threads. It was an amazing effort. :)

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #316 on: 02/22/2018 05:11 PM »
Why not call it "Enterprise?" (totally not a star trek bias fanboy opinion ;D)
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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #317 on: 02/25/2018 12:46 AM »
SLS. Significantly Longer (than) Scheduled

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #318 on: 02/26/2018 04:28 AM »
Why would we ever need to name it other than SLuSh?

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Re: Will 'SLS' ever be known by a different name?
« Reply #319 on: 02/26/2018 10:25 PM »
I've always thought that its final nickname will match a certain bridge in Alaska.

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