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NASA is about to launch it’s Ares I-X rocket for a test flight and we’ve embedded the live video stream below.

The Ares I-X rocket is NASA’s next generation space vehicle.

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From Wikipedia’s page on the Ares I-X

Ares I-X is the first test flight in the Ares I program, a launch system for human spaceflight currently under development by the United States space agency NASA. Along with the Ares V launch system and the Altair lunar lander, Ares I and Orion are part of NASA’s Constellation Program, which is developing spacecraft for U.S. human spaceflight after the Space Shuttle fleet is retired from service in 2010.

Ares I vehicles are intended to launch Orion crew exploration vehicles. The vehicle used for the Ares I-X suborbital test flight will be similar in shape, weight and size to the planned configuration of later Ares I vehicles, but will have largely dissimilar internal hardware. Ares I-X is scheduled for launch on October 27, 2009, the 48th anniversary of the first Saturn I launch.

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