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  • “Frickin’ Fantastic” Launch of NASA’s Ares I-X Rocket
    By on October 29, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    coondoggie writes “With a hiss and roar, NASA’s Ares I-X rocket blasted into the atmosphere this morning at about 11:33 am EST, taking with it a variety of test equipment and sensors but also high hopes for the future of the US space agency. The short test flight — about 2 minutes — will provide NASA an early opportunity to look at hardware, models, facilities and ground operations associated with the mostly new Ares I launch vehicle. (more…)