NASA's 33-story Ares I-X rocket launched on a $445 million test flight, providing data needed for NASA's embattled post-shuttle moon program.
Bad weather and an errant freighter that strayed into the off-shore danger zone forced NASA to delay Tuesday's planned launch of the Ares I-X rocket on a $445 million test flight.
Planned test flight next week could help shape the future of America's manned space program. Rocket is a key element in NASA's post-shuttle Constellation program.
Despite a parachute failure, NASA officials say the experimental Ares I-X rocket performed as well or better than computer modeling predicted during its six-minute test flight.