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NASA Ares I First Stage Motor Unveiled
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NASA Ares I First Stage Motor Unveiled

August 4, 2009
July 20, 2009 -- The Ares first stage five-segment development motor is 154 feet in length, and generates a maximum of 3.6 million lbs of thrust, 7 percent more maximum thrust and 24 percent increase in total impulse than one twin Shuttle solid rocket booster.



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