SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Ares Dent, Moon Geyser, More

SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Ares Dent, Moon Geyser, More
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October 28, 2009--A cone of moisture surrounds part of NASA's Ares I-X rocket during its suborbital flight over Florida's Kennedy Space Center. Shortly after launch the rocket was traveling at more than four times the speed of sound.

The six-minute, U.S. $450-million test flight was designed to help NASA refine its plans for Ares I, the next-generation rocket that -- combined with the Orion crew capsule -- is slated to replace the aging space shuttle as the country's primary means of ferrying humans and cargo into space.
—Photograph courtesy Chris O'Meara, AP
 
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