Wednesday, October 28, 2009
VIDEO VOYAGERS - ROCKET'S CAMERA CAPTURES ARES X-1 LAUNCH - NASA/YOUTUBE VIDEO - CIRCA WEDNESDAY , OCTOBER 28, 2009
At approximately 11:30AM EDT, this morning (10/28/09,) the first, launch vehicle in a new generation of sophisticated and technologically advanced spacecraft, blasted skyward, scorching the crystal blue, Florida sky with white-hot flame.
The ARES X-1, a 328 foot high, multi-stage rocket, designed by NASA as the first step in a plan to carry humans back to the Moon,and eventually to Mars,had a successful test flight. Now, if the Federal government approves funding for the Orion Program, the door is open for astronauts to explore neighboring planets.
No matter what your political position on the assets and liabilities of human spaceflight, the electrifying image of this extraordinary vehicle streaking into the heavens is impressive.
Below, we've posted video of the lift-off,as seen LIVE on CNN , and as a companion piece, we've added a NASA computer animation from You TUBE, depicting an ARES X-1 flight. Enjoy!!!!!