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Crew Module, Launch Abort System Simulators Delivered to KSC
Crew Module, Launch Abort System Simulators Delivered to KSC

Ares I-X simulated crew module and launch abort system flight hardware arrives at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

This hardware will complete the nose of the rocket. Nearly 150 sensors on the hardware will measure aerodynamic pressure and temperature at the nose of the rocket and contribute to measurements of vehicle acceleration and angle of attack.

The data will help NASA understand whether the design is safe and stable in flight, a question that must be answered before astronauts begin traveling into orbit and beyond.

Credit: NASA/Sean Smith

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