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The Mission




Mission: Ares 1-X
Launch: Oct. 28, 2009
Window: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT
Site: Pad 39B, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

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Ares 1-X launch story

Launch preview: Part 1

Launch preview: Part 2

Launch preview: Part 3

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Launch timeline

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Ares 1-X vehicle

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Mission illustration

The press kit




Ares 1-X rocket reaches the pad

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The Ares 1-X rocket travels to Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39B following the overnight trek from the Vehicle Assembly Building in preparation for its test flight for NASA's new vehicle.

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