Saturday, January 24, 2009

NASA closing in on test of Ares I-X

HAMPTON, Va. - NASA is a step closer to the first flight test of the rocket that will send humans towards the moon as part of the Constellation Program. Rocket hardware was completed this week at Langley Research Center in Hampton. In late January the rocket elements will be shipped to Kennedy Space Center in Florida and integrated with the Ares I-X, an unpiloted test vehicle. Test lift off is scheduled for the summer of 2009. (Source: NASA, 01/22/09) Gulf Coast note: Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and Stennis Space Center in Mississippi are involved in the Constellation Program.