Photos: NASA's Ares 1 Rocket Test Launch

NASA's New Moon Rocket Passes First Engine Test


NASA contractor Alliant Techsystems (ATK) test fired the first stage motor for NASA's new Ares I rocket on Sept. 10.

On the Scene: NASA's Huge Rocket Test


ATK conducted a test firing of its first-stage rocket motor intended for NASA's new Ares I rocket. Data collected during the test from 650 data channels will be used to evaluate the motor's performance.

NASA Unveils New Orion Building at Florida Spaceport

NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis

Representatives from NASA, Lockheed Martin, Space Florida and the state of Florida participate in a ceremony at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to mark the completion of renovations on the historic Operations and Checkout Building high bay for use by the Constellation Program.

NASA's Ares I-X to Launch With Historic Hardware, Commemorative Payload


The three packages of DVDs and flags inside the fifth segment simulator aboard Ares I-X.

Up Close: See NASA's Test Firing of Ares 1 Rocket

The new booster passed a critical engine test in the Utah desert on Sept. 10, 2009 as a blinding plume of white flame issued from the nozzle, kicking up massive cloud of exhaust and dust.

Water vs. Land: NASA Weighs Landing Options for Orion Spacecraft


This artist's illustration depicts the Orion crew capsule descending toward a landing on solid ground after a spaceflight.

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