Space & Tech News: NASA's Ares I-X Rocket Launches
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© 2009 National Geographic; Video: NASA
NASA's Ares I-X Rocket Launches
October 28, 2009—NASA this morning launched a prototype of its first new rocket in nearly 30 years. The Ares I-X is a precursor of the rocket that could launch humans back to the moon, and carry the shuttle's replacement spacecraft, Orion.