Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The Boston Globe has a great series called "The Big Picture" in which they post high quality images of some subject. A previous post from the cosmodrome was taken from there. Below, are a few of the images showing construction and preparation for the Constellation flight systems. Much of this work is to get ready for the Ares 1-X test flight. Now this flight has few fans, since it is so basic and contains so many simulated parts as to be of dubious value (other than being really cool), and may not offer all that much in the way of new information. But rocket practice is a good thing, and it will certainly be cool (even if it blows up, which it might). The 1-X flight is scheduled for a Summer launch (no not a flight by Sumerians).
The Big Picture Constellation Images