Aerial View of Ares I-X Flight Test

November 15, 2009

An aerial video crew observed the October 28, 2009 Ares I-X test flight from a Cessna Skymaster aircraft positioned approx. 10 nautical miles away from the vehicle at an altitude of 12,000 feet. The videographer used a gyro-stabilized high-definition camera system mounted to the outside of the aircraft to capture this spectacular footage which provides extremely valuable engineering data, and imagery of the recovery sequence in rarely-seen detail. Ares I-X is the first flight test of the Constellation Program and provides NASA an early opportunity to gather critical data during vehicle ascent and during booster deceleration and recovery.
For more info:www.nasa.gov/ares

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25 Responses to “Aerial View of Ares I-X Flight Test”

  1. TrickyEmu on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    They found water on …
    They found water on the Moon. Now there is nothing that can stop us from going there.

  2. SexyMiaa91 on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    hey ho bin so …
    hey ho bin so einsam jemand zu chattn oder so

  3. landylandy333 on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    what was the chase …
    what was the chase plane?

  4. nano63a on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    Bullshit this is a …
    Bullshit this is a chemtrail plane.

  5. ichmalealsobinich on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    it seems not to be …
    it seems not to be a controlled flight at the end 🙂

  6. theDRaKKaR on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    spettacolare a dir …
    spettacolare a dir poco

  7. e633xx on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    Damn! Never thought …
    Damn! Never thought a TAMPAX could reach that height! 😀

  8. roidroid on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    itching to work …
    itching to work your image stabilizing magic eh.

    (i subbed to you a few days ago, hello)

  9. Bluenoser613 on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    NASA said in a post …
    NASA said in a post flight news conference that the upper stage did not behave as expected. My layman’s interpretation of what they said is that the flight path was off a little and resulted in lateral forces that caused the pitching. In the design it is supposed to detach with only forward momentum, i.e. no tumbling.

  10. ferkeap on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    NO it wasn’t
    NO it wasn’t

  11. ferkeap on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    Wel it’s better not …
    Wel it’s better not to let it become space-junk.

  12. schmizzle1 on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    Keep in mind that …
    Keep in mind that one of the main points of this launch was to test the parachutes.

  13. mooora777 on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    Incredible how “our …
    Incredible how “our” lower atmosphere is dense.

  14. propaghandi2 on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    Agree and see how …
    Agree and see how it reacts to the thrust….i think for my own opinion, they had already tested the booster…..on the ground, i know that we need to test it in flight but at least they could of at least did, a 10 second thrust if its a dummy why not send it far away it doesnt have to come back!

  15. propaghandi2 on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    This makes me soo …
    This makes me soo mad, because it is a real comment! Whiskers i am not mad at you , but your comment made me think and i am mad and because it is soo true…..

  16. happyguy82 on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    so what caused the …
    so what caused the chute to fail?

  17. BigKwell on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    That was the …
    That was the booster. The return capsule at the top was a dummy load. Anyway, I suppose that the third chute was a redundancy.

  18. whiskers123 on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    Only the richest 1% …
    Only the richest 1% will ever affoard to leave this planet and live somewhere else. We know that no asteroid or comet is going to hit the earth in the next 1000 years so I think our real concern should be enviromental issues. However since the rich know that one day their children can escape this place and leave the other 99% of humanity to die because the rich people raped our earth for all it was worth.

  19. ferkeap on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    Short time between …
    Short time between deplay and landing. also because off the failed 3rd parachute.

  20. ferkeap on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    On this test the …
    On this test the whole upperstage is a dummy. Rlly uselless imho. they could have use a bit off propulsion as a demonstration.

  21. Fussl26 on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    whats with the …
    whats with the upper stage?

  22. baba7231 on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    shoot 3 failure at …
    shoot 3 failure at the end. I hope this doesn’t happen to astronaut return capsule.

  23. LaurelCowgal on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    Attention ya’ll, …
    Attention ya’ll, this vid is totally nothing compared to the bull riding one me and my boyfriend made

  24. Superseimon on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    damn fast if you …
    fast if you see it from the side rather from the ground.

  25. odie812b4u on November 15th, 2009 4:13 am

    No… They’re in an …
    No… They’re in an airplane at 12,000 ft. It’s called a Gyro Stabilized Camera. Great video!

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