Monday, October 26, 2009
It's Not Rocket Science. Oh Wait Yes It Is.
On Tuesday NASA will launch a prototype of a new space vehicle it hopes will replace the aging Space Shuttle. The Ares I-X will be the first new planned manned vehicle that NASA has tested in decades. The Ares I-X at 327 feet is the world largest rocket and measures almost double the length of the Space Shuttle. Though this test launch will be human free in the future astronauts would sit in a small capsule in the top of the ship. The price tag for the test flight is $445 million an eye raising number in this economy. The Ares program may be doomed anyways as the Obama administration is seriously looking into NASA's future manned space flight programs.