Ares I-X Hardware Stacking
June 18, 2009 -- Hardware for the Ares I-X flight test rocket is prepared for stacking in NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Rocket pieces that were once at various manufacturing sites spread across the country in a 2,000 mile circle are now within a quarter mile of the NASA processing facilities. Next month, the pieces will be moved within an 18 foot circle as the Ares I-X team prepares to stack the vehicle.
Image credit: NASA