WASHINGTON, D.C. - NASA issued a request for proposals for the Ares V rocket Monday. The rocket will perform heavy lift and cargo functions as part of the next generation of spacecraft that will return humans to the moon - the Constellation Program. Proposals are due to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., Feb. 9. Selections will be made in the spring of 2009. (Source: PRNewswire, 01/05/09) Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and Stennis Space Center in Mississippi are involved in the Constellation Program.