Aviation Photo #1600980 NASA Ares 1 - NASA

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World debut of the new NASA system. For the first time in more than a quarter century, a new vehicle is sitting at Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 327 foot rocket is gently carried up the slope to the launch pad. Note, the new 600 foot lightning rods errected to protect the new system. This flight test vehicle arrives at the pad atop of a giant crawler-transporter just after sunrise. It is indeed a new dawn in the US manned space program.
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Photo Added: October 27, 2009

Comments (5)

9 years ago
Impressive view! Looks as tall as the Saturn V rocket. And man will be ready for a giant leap for mankind very shortly. T.B.
9 years ago
Ben, You had better be there when she makes her first flight, even if not all the way to orbit!!! I'll expect to see a photo similar to your trademark Delta IV Heavy shot, even if you have to destroy a lense ;)
9 years ago
Very interesting design! Go NASA!
9 years ago
Fantastic detail,composition and lighting!
8 years ago
This photo depicts a new hope for all of the young children who still want to be an astronaut. Too bad obama cancelled the program. I was looking forward to the people of America regaining NASA's trust that seems to have been lost after a few accidents.

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