Detail View: Kennedy Image Gallery: Ares Training

Title: 
Ares Training
Creator: 
NASA
Description: 
The Florida East Coast Railway train arrives at the Jay Jay Rail Yard with the booster segments for the Ares I-X test rocket for interchange with the NASA Railroad (left). The four reusable motor segments and the nozzle exit cone, manufactured by the Ares I first-stage prime contractor Alliant Techsystems Inc., or ATK, departed Utah March 12 on the seven-day, cross-country trip to Florida. The segments will be delivered to the Rotation, Processing and Surge Facility for final processing and integration. The booster used for the Ares I-X launch is being modified by adding new forward structures and a fifth segment simulator. The motor is the final hardware needed for the rocket's upcoming test flight this summer. The stacking operations are scheduled to begin in the Vehicle Assembly Building in April. Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett March 19, 2009
Date: 
3/23/09
Identifier: 
320882main_trains-lg_full
MediaType: 
Image
Year: 
2009
What: 
Ares Launch Vehicles
Where: 
Florida
Where: 
Utah