Jeremy A. Kaplan.
Journalist, technologist, editor
October 28, 2009
Ares 1-X Rocket Launch a Soaring Success
At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Ares 1-X experimental rocket — the next-generation of America's space flight program — blasted off flawlessly through clear skies at Cape Canaveral.
This launch shows how challenging rocket science really is: Blue skies over the launch pad in Florida hid a variety of challenges, including static-filled clouds and high-altitude winds.
Launching a rocket through these conditions isn't like a plane taking off from a landing strip: It's more like shooting a rubber band through a keyhole from across a parking lot.
Read the full story at FoxNews.com
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
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