Ares 1-X Test Lifts Off! (October 28, 2009)


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NASA successfully test launched the Ares 1-X rocket today. This is the very first in a series that will eventually replace the current Shuttle orbiter fleet. Today's launch was designed to measure flight characteristics, hardware performance and interaction with ground control. The craft was transported to the launch pad aboard the same crawlers that moved the original Apollo rockets and Space Shuttles.

Original update published on October 28, 2009
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