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by orbitingpluto 03-24-2015, 03:28 AM

As we all know, the hardest part of creating a new rocket is naming it, closely followed by creating the vehicle logo. So, after asking it's employees and the general public for suggestions, the ULA is taking the top choices from that and letting the internet vote on it's favorite in a poll. Press release here, and the actual poll is here.

The choices are:

Eagle

Freedom

GalaxyOne


Vote for the one you think is best, or the least bad. Just vote damn it.


Edit March 26th: Two new options, as follows:

Vulcan

Zeus

Last edited by Galactic Penguin SST; 04-17-2015 at 05:54 AM. Reason: The name has been selected ;)
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:11 AM   #2
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I don't like any of the names, so here's a few of my own:
  • Agon
  • Eos
  • Adonis (I know what you're thinking...)
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:35 AM   #3
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Egon
Spengler
Venkman
Zeddemore

Those are my submissions.
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:51 AM   #4
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I don't like any of the names either. GalaxyOne sounds silly and the other choices are too nationalistic for me, particularly Freedom*. However, out of those three I'd choose Eagle because of it shares the name of the Apollo 11 lunar module.

Naming a launch vehicle after something celestial/mythological is the most appropriate option, like Titan, Atlas, Taurus, Saturn, etc. Actually, Falcon 9 isn't bad so Eagle's pretty decent on its own.

*Thinking about it, it means the US will literally launch Freedom into space regularly.

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Old 03-24-2015, 05:01 AM   #5
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Out of the group, Eagle. Especially if they throw in a reference to the Apollo 11 LM...
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:03 AM   #6
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IMHO, the names must be:

Delta V

or

Atlas VI...
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 Egon
Spengler
Venkman
Zeddemore

Those are my submissions.
Its got to be three it seems... so, for something really Murican:

Billy
Dusty
Frank
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:24 AM   #8
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 Delta V
I like this one, too. That's a really nice name for a rocket.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:28 AM   #9
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 Its got to be three it seems... so, for something really Murican:

Billy
Dusty
Frank
I'd go with that, but they've got to play "Can't stop rockin'" during each launch.
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Old 03-24-2015, 02:47 PM   #10
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 Atlas VI...
...or Voyager VI... or V'Ger...
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Old 03-24-2015, 03:24 PM   #11
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I'd have gone for Jupiter if LM hadn't stolen it first.
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Old 03-24-2015, 03:25 PM   #12
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shhhhh... don't say anything but it kinda seems like there are no limits to voting. Here's a funny story:
I used my my "legitimate" vote to vote for Eagle, generally agreeing with folks on here... but then, the pole just stayed there on the screen... and GalaxyOne just seemed so amazing all of a sudden. So I voted for it about a hundred times.
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Old 03-24-2015, 03:26 PM   #13
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Eagle sounds the best out of all three.

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 I'd have gone for Jupiter if LM hadn't stolen it first.
Jupiter could've been a good name for the SLS. (There's also the Jupiter rockets, part of the DIRECT proposal of a Shuttle-derived system.)

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Dang I went back to vote some more, got about 20 in and now it's greyed out
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Old 03-24-2015, 03:33 PM   #15
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 Jupiter could've been a name for the SLS.
I'd go with "Nova"...
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