The Ares I-X awaits it flight test on pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
The flight test will gather important data for future space vehicles and is the first test of a vehicle in this configuration of solid booster at bottom and liquid propellant as upper stage.
There will be 700 sensors on the vehicle collecting more than 900 measurements, providing engineering data to help correlate computer models and analysis with real world data.
Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
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