Ares I-X Simulation Inspection
June 27, 2009
Workers at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Ohio inspect the latest simulated segments for the Ares I-X test rocket to complete production. The Ares I-X flight, planned for 2009, will provide NASA an early opportunity to test and prove hardware, facilities and ground operations associated with the Ares I crew launch vehicle. The size of the vehicle -- completed it will be taller than the Statue of Liberty -- is evident comparing the combined spacecraft adaptor and service module simulator shown to the workers on the floor.
Topics: Ares I-X, Project Constellation, Human spaceflight, Disaster Accident, Technology Internet, Ares I-Y, Proposed Constellation missions, Ares, Shuttle-Derived Launch Vehicle, NASA