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Ares 1-X Mission Coverage


Ares 1-X: Full launch experience
Date: November 10, 2009
Duration: 14 min 54 sec
Relive the Ares 1-X experiment with this longer length movie that follows the final phase of the countdown through blastoff and the rocket's flight test.
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Ares 1-X: Launch day time-lapse
Date: November 10, 2009
Duration: 1 min 39 sec
This time-lapse video records the launch day for Ares 1-X. It begins in the predawn darkness and continues through a beautiful Florida sunrise, the lengthy countdown hold due to clouds and then blastoff of the rocket.
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Ares 1-X: Chase plane captures launch and splashdown footage
Date: November 2, 2009
Duration: 6 min 3 sec
This spectacular footage of the Ares 1-X launch and splashdown was captured by a gyro-stabilized camera aboard a Cessna Skymaster aircraft flying off shore at 12,000 feet. It shows the failure of the parachute system during the final seconds of descent.
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Ares 1-X: First stage arrives back at port
Date: October 30, 2009
Duration: 2 min 49 sec
The Ares 1-X rocket's first stage that parachuted into the Atlantic Ocean and recovered is towed back to Cape Canaveral by the Freedom Star retrieval ship for post-flight analysis.
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Ares 1-X: Update from mission manager
Date: October 30, 2009
Duration: 35 min 1 sec
Ares 1-X mission manager Bob Ess held this post-flight briefing for reporters at the Kennedy Space Center at 11:30 a.m. EDT on October 30 to update details about the test flight, including condition of the launch pad, the dynamics seen during stage separation and issues with the descent parachutes.
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Ares 1-X: Post-launch news conference
Date: October 28, 2009
Duration: 62 min 33 sec
NASA officials hold the post-launch news conference from the Kennedy Space Center about two hours after the experimental Ares 1-X test vehicle flew its demonstration mission.
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Ares 1-X Launch Replays: Onboard camera 1
Date: October 28, 2009
Duration: 5 min 33 sec
Take a ride aboard the Ares 1-X rocket flight test with this video footage captured by another of the vehicle's onboard cameras. (Replay includes live launch audio).
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Ares 1-X Launch Replays: Onboard camera 2
Date: October 28, 2009
Duration: 2 min 12 sec
Dazzling video beamed back from the Ares 1-X rocket from this side-mounted video camera looking downward during the climb away from Earth. (Replay includes live launch audio).
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Ares 1-X Launch Replays: Pad perimeter
Date: October 28, 2009
Duration: 33 sec
The launch pad 39A perimeter camera gives this side view of the Ares 1-X first stage igniting and roaring skyward. (Replay includes live launch audio).
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Ares 1-X Launch Replays: Beach tracker
Date: October 28, 2009
Duration: 2 min 49 sec
A tracking camera at positioned on a mound along beach southeast of launch pad 39B provides this angle of the Ares 1-X launch. (Replay includes live launch audio).
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Ares 1-X Launch Replays: Patrick AFB
Date: October 28, 2009
Duration: 2 min 55 sec
A powerful tracking camera located at Patrick Air Force Base gives this dramatic video of Ares 1-X's staging event during the launch on an easterly trajectory from the Cape. (Replay includes live launch audio).
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Ares 1-X Launch Replays: Press Site camera 2
Date: October 28, 2009
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
This is the view from Kennedy Space Center's Press Site at Complex 39 shows the Ares 1-X rocket launch framed between palm trees. (Replay includes live launch audio).
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Ares 1-X Launch Replays: Press Site camera 1
Date: October 28, 2009
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
This is the view from Kennedy Space Center's Press Site at Complex 39 shows the Ares 1-X rocket launching behind the famous countdown clock. (Replay includes live launch audio).
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Ares 1-X Launch Replays: Front camera
Date: October 28, 2009
Duration: 2 min 18 sec
Beautiful footage of the Ares 1-X rocket's climb away into the sky is captured from this camera positioned in front of launch pad 39B. (Replay includes live launch audio).
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Ares 1-X Launch Replays: Complex 41
Date: October 28, 2009
Duration: 27 sec
From atop the Vertical Integration Facility at the Atlas 5 rocket's Complex 41, this view looks northward with shuttle Atlantis on pad 39A and Ares launching from pad 39B. (Replay includes live launch audio).
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Ares 1-X Launch Replays: UCS-23 tracker
Date: October 28, 2009
Duration: 2 min 18 sec
This widescreen video of the Ares 1-X test flight was captured by the UCS-23 tracking camera positioned southeast of the pad. (Replay includes live launch audio).
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Ares 1-X Launch Replays: Pad 39A
Date: October 28, 2009
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
With space shuttle Atlantis sitting in the foreground at launch pad 39A, the Ares 1-X rocket in the distance blasts off from pad 39B. (Replay includes live launch audio).
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Ares 1-X Launch Replays: VAB roof
Date: October 28, 2009
Duration: 1 min 55 sec
From atop the 52-story Vehicle Assembly Building located three-and-a-half miles away, this launch video was recorded by a public affairs camera. (Replay includes live launch audio).
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Ares 1-X Launch Replays: VIP Site
Date: October 28, 2009
Duration: 46 sec
Located due west of pad 39B, this view of the Ares 1-X launch was captured from the Banana Creek site for VIPs to watch the experimental test flight. (Replay includes live launch audio).
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Ares 1-X: Test flight blasts off!
Date: October 28, 2009
Duration: 4 min 24 sec
The first experimental test flight of the hardware NASA is developing to replace the space shuttle was launched at 11:30 a.m. EDT from Kennedy Space Center's modified pad 39B.
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