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Media Invited to View NASA’s Ares I-X Test Rocket

By SpaceRef Editor
August 21, 2009
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Media Invited to View NASA’s Ares I-X Test Rocket
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA will host a media opportunity Aug. 23 at 9:30 a.m. of the fully assembled Ares I-X rocket at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., in preparation for its test flight targeted for Oct. 31.

The media event will take place around L-2 prelaunch activities for space shuttle Discovery’s STS-128 mission. STS-128 mission badges will be honored for the Ares I-X event. Media accreditation for this event is closed.

Journalists should arrive at Kennedy’s news center TV auditorium for a briefing followed by a photo opportunity in the Vehicle Assembly Building.

All participants attending the event must be dressed in full-length pants, flat shoes that cover the feet entirely and shirts with sleeves. To follow Ares I-X processing on Twitter, visit: http://www.twitter.com/NASA_Ares_I_X

For more information about the Ares I-X and NASA’s next-generation spacecraft, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ares

SpaceRef staff editor.