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Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The beast stands tall - Aries 1-X
The Ares rocket is fully stacked now. All 327 feet of it. This is the tallest rocket stacked in the high bay of the VAB since the Saturn V's were assembled there over 35 years ago. The shuttle isn't nearly this tall, and is just a fat stubby bundle of rockets. The Ares 1-X is still planned to fly no sooner than October 31st on a short flight out into the Atlantic to test the escape system. Still many years before astronauts will ride this thing.