Altair, Artemis, and Ares

I’m not sure what I think about this. The names seems somewhat, ummm, different than normal. I mean, the rovers are named Spirit and Opportunity, neither of which is even close to any kind of mythology.

A huge step up from NASA administrator Mike Griffin’s ‘Apollo on steroids’ tag, the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) has been christened ‘Altair’ – named after a variable double star in the constellation Aquila. – NASA closing in on naming new fleet