Press Release

NASA Glenn to Hold Ares I-X Events

By SpaceRef Editor
October 22, 2009
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CLEVELAND — Reporters are invited to several events for the upcoming Ares I-X flight test at NASA’s Glenn Research Center. The test launch and flight is a critical milestone in the development of NASA’s Constellation Program that will take astronauts further into space.

Briefings featuring Glenn’s work in building and shipping the Ares I-X Upper Stage Simulator for integration into the Ares I-X rocket will be held for employees on Monday, October 26 at:

9 a.m. in the Engineering Building at Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio

1 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium at Lewis Field

Media are also invited to view live NASA TV coverage of the Ares I-X launch in the Visitor Center at Lewis Field and at the same location at Plum Brook listed above. Ares I-X is now scheduled to lift off between 8 a.m. and noon on October 27. In the event the launch is postponed, the same launch viewing opportunities are offered on October 28 and 29. For launch updates, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/constellation.

News media wishing to attend either the presentation or launch viewing should contact Angela Pierce or the Media Relations Office at 216-433-2901 by 4:30 p.m. on October 23.

For more information about Ares I-X work at Glenn, visit:

http://spaceflightsystems.grc.nasa.gov/LaunchSystems/Simulator

SpaceRef staff editor.