Volume 87 Issue 44 | p. 22 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 2, 2009

Rocket Launch Comes After Critical Review

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: Space, Rockets

NASA successfully launched its Ares I-X test rocket on Oct. 28. The 327-foot-tall rocket is the first demonstration of the agency's next-generation crew launch vehicle that will enable humans to travel to the moon and beyond. This achievement comes less than a week after a blue-ribbon panel delivered its full review of NASA's human space exploration program. The review provides details to support the committee's executive summary, released in September, that . . .

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