Mission: Ares 1-X
Launch: Oct. 28, 2009
Window: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT
Site: Pad 39B, Kennedy Space Center

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Ares 1-X launch story

A risky endeavor

An engineer's delight

A cloud of uncertainty


Countdown timeline

Weather criteria list

Launch timeline

Launch hazard area

Ground track

Ares 1-X vehicle

Line drawing PDF

Mission illustration

The press kit

Mission Status Center

By Stephen Clark

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