Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tonight's Sky for October 28: NASA Launches Aries I-X (2009)

It was on this date in 2009 that NASA launched its Aries I-X prototype rocket, which was very similar to the Aries I, which was to be used in the Constellation Program, which was launched by then-president George W. Bush and designed to return Americans to the Moon by the late 2010s. Of course, as anyone familiar with NASA known, incoming president Obama canceled Constellation and this launch would go down as the only launch for anything related to Constellation. 

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