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NASA test flight delayed by cloudy weather

NASA test flight delayed by cloudy weather

Cloudy weather is holding up a test launch of NASA's newest rocket.
The Ares I-X rocket came within two minutes and 39 seconds of launching Tuesday morning. But the countdown was halted when a big cloud settled right over the pad after minor problems held things up earlier.
NASA has until noon (1600 GMT) to get the experimental flight going.
This is the first step in NASA's effort to return astronauts to the moon.
The flight will last two minutes. Parachutes will drop the first-stage booster into the Atlantic for recovery. The upper portion of the rocket _ all fake parts _ will fall uncontrolled into the ocean.
NASA expects to learn a lot, even if it's for another type of rocket. The White House is re-evaluating the human spaceflight program.


Updated : 2020-12-02 16:16 GMT+08:00