Tuesday, July 1, 2008

COMING SOON TO A SPACEPORT NEAR YOU... NASA released this interesting poster today, commemorating the first test flight of the Ares I-X rocket. The flight is scheduled to take place on April 15, 2009...assuming, of course, nothing delays launch processing at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center over the coming months. That means space shuttle Atlantis hopefully lifts off on-time in October to repair the Hubble Space Telescope (on mission STS-125), and Endeavour isn’t needed to conduct a rescue attempt if something goes awry during STS-125. Also... The next administration doesn’t do anything stupid and f*ck up our nation’s human spaceflight program immediately after it moves into the White House this January. I’m talking to you, Obama.

ARES I-X 'promotional' poster.