Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Headline: Nasa unveils Ares 1-X rocket amid doubts over future funding

Space agency goes ahead with demonstration despite concerns that it lacks cash to achieve a return to the moon...

The US space agency, Nasa, has rolled out a demonstration version of its new rocket, the Ares 1-X, even though proposals have been put to the White House to scrap the launcher. The slender, 100 metre-high rocket was moved in a delicate, slow operation from its 52-storey assembly hangar at Kennedy Space Centre in Florida this morning to a launch pad about four miles away.

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