Ares I 1st Stage Motor Test Delayed… But NOT forgotten

PROMONTORY, UT (NASA EDGE Press) – It is true.  The original test time for the Ares 1st Stage Motor Test was postponed approximately 20 seconds from firing on August 27, 2009.  Obviously, many people who were in attendance at ATK to witness this amazing event were sad to miss this spectacular demonstration.  It did, however, give the NASA EDGE Co-Host the opportunity to reflect on the importance of tests and data collection.

“We were poised to witness a two minute, intense rocket test that is ‘rumored’ to turn sand into glass,” said the perspiration covered NASA EDGE Co-Host.  “Not getting an opportunity to collect some fresh glass souvenirs, certainly makes you stop and think.”

AKT, NASA Officials and even the NASA EDGE Host were eventually able to explain to the Co-Host how important safety and integrity of the data collected are to the success of a given test.  The delay, while not a result of a safety concern, was made to insure that the necessary data would be measured at firing of the rocket motor.


“I get it.  I really do,” rambled the Co-Host.  “It is kind of like taking pictures with cameras without any film.  You can get a lot of things right, but have nothing to analyze in the end.”


Clearly, the Co-Host’s comprehension needs work, but ATK, NASA and everyone involved in making the test a success is working toward rescheduling the test to insure that they will learn everything they can to make Ares I NASA’s next launch vehicle.

6 thoughts on “Ares I 1st Stage Motor Test Delayed… But NOT forgotten”

  1. “Amazing Post love it 🙂 Thanks for sharing.”

    Note – We can’t use external links due to NASA rules and regulations.


    The Co-Host

  2. Hello Sir,

    I visited your site it is very much informative and it shares so many educational information which gives many thing to know . I am very much impressed to your site . I have been maintaining this blog to share the NASA information to everybody. My blog deals with current news on NASA Space Shuttle Missions,International Space Station News, Astronauts News and Moon & Mars, Aeronautics,Science & Technology.

    So If you could provide me a link to my blog, it will be much more useful for user and young school and college peoples.It would be great pleasure if you can add this link in your site so that it can benefit our visitors.

    Your site contains so many other standard information which gives more knowledge. The presentation of the information is very nice and made the users to read it get the concepts in the right manner.

    Our title is Nasa Space Information.

    Hope you would add my blog.

    Awaiting for your positive reply.

    Thank you
    With Regards,
    John David

  3. hello
    Congratulations on the arrival.
    The moon it was understood here with TV NEWS well.
    thank you very much.

    flora from tokyo

  4. “Congrats nice job;-)”

    Note – We can’t use external links due to NASA rules and regulations.


    The Co-Host

Comments are closed.