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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

ONE YEAR: ARES 1-X Countdown Begins

The countdown clock is ticking at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39B to April 15, 2009 for the first "shakedown" test flight of NASA's new flagship - the developmental Ares 1-X. Three subsequent unmanned test flights of the Ares 1-X first stage will follow with a "dummy" second stage and Orion capsule providing "real-life" weight. The 327-foot booster rocket will loft humans on flights to the space station by 2015 and the Moon before the end of 2020 - if all goes as planned. [Ares 1 Test Flight Animation Videos One, Two, Three and Four.]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

lets go lets go lets go little darlin!