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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mission: Ares 1-X

NASA Targeting 11 A.M. for Rocket Launch
28 October 2009, 9:50 a.m. EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA is now hoping to lift off its Ares I-X test rocket at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT). Weather officers are still looking toward a break in the clouds that looks to reach the launch pad around that time.
The flight has been held on the ground by cloudy weather since its launch window opened at 8 a.m. EDT.
Click here to read the launch preview story.
Click here for’s NASA TV feed. has a very good page on the Aries 1-X project. It has been interesting to contrast this rocket test mission with the Shuttle missions. There is a huge difference between manned and unmanned rocketry. There is also a lot of difference between going into low earth orbit and going up for just a couple of minutes and parachuting the vehicle back into the ocean.
I wish this great bunch good luck and Godspeed today. I am a space junkie and still love to watch the big booms.

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