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Real World: Putting Together the Ares I-X [Archived]

Real World: Putting Together the Ares I-X [Archived]

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NASA centers from across the United States are working together to build the new Ares rocket. Find out how engineers use micrometer tolerances to be sure the parts fit together and how drag coefficients help predict the aerodynamics of the rocket flight test. [Archived 2014 - Not all missions make it from design to launch. These archived videos describe missions that that would have taken humans back to the moon and unmanned aerial vehicles to Mars. While the actual missions were aborted, the technology and science behind the missions pushed innovation to new levels.]

Published on: September 11, 2009

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