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Ares 1-X: Sunset footage
Posted: October 25, 2009
Duration: 31 sec
Beautiful views of sunset with the Ares 1-X flight test rocket poised for launch from Kennedy Space Center's pad 39B on the evening of October 22 after the rotating service structure is moved away.
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Ares 1-X: Gantry footage
Posted: October 25, 2009
Duration: 4 min 5 sec
More video captured up-close at launch pad 39B shows the rotating service structure being wheeled back to the launch position to fully reveal the towering Ares 1-X flight test rocket.
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Ares 1-X: Powering up the rocket
Posted: October 25, 2009
Duration: 5 min 5 sec
The fully assembled Ares 1-X flight test rocket is powered up for integrated testing as seen in this footage shot both inside the Launch Control Center and the Vehicle Assembly Building.
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Ares 1-X: Orion capsule mockup
Posted: October 25, 2009
Duration: 7 min 26 sec
The top of Ares 1-X is placed atop the rocket to complete the assembly process by finishing the Upper Stage Simulator and the aerodynamic shape for the Orion capsule.
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Ares 1-X: A super stack
Posted: October 25, 2009
Duration: 10 min 17 sec
A larger section of the multi-piece Upper Stage Simulator for the Ares 1-X flight test rocket is hoisted into High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building for stacking.
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Ares 1-X: Assembling the upper stage
Posted: October 25, 2009
Duration: 4 min 43 sec
The next section of the multi-piece Upper Stage Simulator for the Ares 1-X flight test rocket is hoisted from High Bay 4 to High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building for stacking.
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Ares 1-X: Forward segment of SRB
Posted: October 25, 2009
Duration: 9 min 21 sec
What is known as the forward segment of the solid rocket booster for the Ares 1-X flight test rocket's first stage is lifted from the transfer aisle to High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building for stacking.
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Ares 1-X: The next segment of SRB
Posted: October 25, 2009
Duration: 5 min 23 sec
The aft center segment of the Ares 1-X flight test rocket's first stage is lifted from the transfer aisle to High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building for stacking.
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Ares 1-X: First stage stacking begins
Posted: October 25, 2009
Duration: 9 min 52 sec
The bottem segment of the solid rocket booster to form the Ares 1-X rocket's first stage is moved into the Vehicle Assembly Building and hoisted atop the mobile launcher platform in High Bay 3.
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Ares 1-X: Prepping for stacking
Posted: October 25, 2009
Duration: 5 min 36 sec
In High Bay 4 of the Vehicle Assembly Building, the dummy fifth segment of the first stage and the frustrum are put together in preparation for mating to the rocket.
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Ares 1-X: Astronaut walkway removed from launch pad 39B
Posted: October 25, 2009
Duration: 3 min 9 sec
The Orbiter Access Arm used by space shuttle astronauts to walk from the launch pad 39B tower to the spacecraft for boarding is removed from launch pad 39B during the Ares 1-X modifications.
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Ares 1-X: Beanie cap removed from launch pad 39B
Posted: October 25, 2009
Duration: 8 min 59 sec
The gaseous oxygen vent hood, or beanie cap, that was used during space shuttle launches to route vapors away from the top of the external tank is removed from launch pad 39B during the Ares 1-X modifications.
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Ares 1-X: Launch pad 39B's old lightning mast pulled down
Posted: October 25, 2009
Duration: 6 min 23 sec
The existing lightning protection rod mounted atop the launch pad 39B fixed service structure from the space shuttle era is removed as part of the modification work for Ares 1-X.
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Ares 1-X: Launch date set
Posted: October 23, 2009
Duration: 42 min 12 sec
Launch of the Ares 1-X test flight vehicle on the experimental data-gathering mission gets its official liftoff date of October 27 at the completion of NASA's agency-level readiness review.
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Ares 1-X: Gantry rolled back for test
Posted: October 22, 2009
Duration: 27 sec
As part of the Integrated Systems Test and a hot-fire of the first stage hydraulic power unit, the gantry-like rotating service structure at launch pad 39B is rolled back from the Ares 1-X vehicle in this time-lapse movie.
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Augustine panel's final report
Posted: October 22, 2009
Duration: 45 min 2 sec
Norman Augustine, chairman of the U.S. Human Spaceflight Plans Committee, and panel member Edward Crawley, hold a press conference in Washington on the release of their final report.
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Ares 1-X: Inside the rocket
Posted: October 22, 2009
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
What does the Ares 1-X test rocket look like inside? This footage shot within the hollow upper stage simulator answers that question.
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Ares 1-X: A little pushing and shoving
Posted: October 22, 2009
Duration: 2 min 29 sec
As part of the "modal testing" of the fully assembled Ares 1-X, technicians use special tools and even themselves to induce swaying and motion into the rocket.
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Ares 1-X: Time-lapse of rocket's assembly
Posted: October 22, 2009
Duration: 5 min 46 sec
This time-lapse movie captured over the course of several months shows the various segments and pieces of the Ares 1-X test rocket arriving in Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building and being put together.
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Ares 1-X: The launch control rooms
Posted: October 22, 2009
Duration: 4 min 8 sec
The Ares 1-X test flight will be overseen from Firing Room 1 of the Complex 39 Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center and the Mission Directors Center in Hangar AE at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
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