Ares rocket test on Thursday

Tests of the Ares 1 rocket first stage, which will launch the Orion capsule as part of the Constellation program intended to replace the shuttle, will take place on Thursday (the day Discovery hopes to land). The test is scheduled for 1 p.m. MDT on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the ATK test facility in Promontory, Utah. It will be broadcast live on NASA TV, starting ten minutes before the test and assuming Discovery isn’t on the way down then… The test was originally meant to happen on August 27th, but the ground test controller was acting up.

The Ares program tweets here. Further details about the test are here.

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