For the first time in more than a quarter-century a new space vehicle stands ready in NASA's Kennedy Space Center Vehicle Assembly Building. The Ares I-X rocket, its simulated crew module and launch abort system are assembled on a mobile launch platform at Kennedy in preparation for launch (tentatively) on Saturday, October 31, 2009. The final segments of the Ares I-X were stacked on Aug. 13, 2009 completing the 327-foot launch vehicle and providing the first look at the finished rocket's distinctive shape. A decision to proceed to launch the Ares I-X will be made at the highest levels of government this fall after review of NASA's next generation launch system slated to replace the aging space shuttles. The Ares I-X Twitter is on-line with more info from NASA on the vehicle.