Liftoff: NASA's Ares 1-X Rocket Passes First Test

NASA's Ares 1-X rocket roared into the sky over the Kennedy Space Center today in the first test of what may eventually replace the nation's aging fleet of space shuttles. "Three, two one, ignition -- and liftoff of Ares 1-X," George Diller, NASA's launch commentator, said as the rocket left the pad. The rocket took off from launch pad 39B at 11:30 a.m. ET, after waiting more than three hours for Florida's famously changeable weather to clear. Skies today at the launch site were partly...Full Story
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