Rocket launch scheduled for tomorrow at 8am ET

THE ARES I-X ROCKET IS ON THE LAUNCH PAD.

For the first time since 1981, NASA is going to test-launch a new rocket for human spaceflight.  The Ares I-X arrived at the launch pad and is scheduled to blast off tomorrow (Tuesday).

Get caught up to speed on the Ares Launch Vehicles and see real-world examples of science, technology, engineering and math in action with NASA’s six-part series about Ares.

Also available are twelve “Close-Up” videos about Ares.  These 2-minute clips define, demonstrate and illuminate specific topics and concepts, including solid rocket propellant, alloys, avionics, testing and more.

Stay tuned for Bart’s first-hand account of this history making launch.