Ares I Rocket Tests Successful In Utah

09.11.09 | FL News Team

The Ares-I rocket was successfully tested Thursday in Promontory, Utah. That's opposed to last month's test when the 1977 circuit board caused a problem with the thrust vector control system. Michael Bloomfield, the vice president of aerospace and defense company ATK, says they took the circuit board out this time since it's only used for testing, and wouldn't have been an issue in a real shuttle launch. The Ares-I rocket is meant to get astronauts to the moon and beyond according to ATK who has a two-billion-dollar contract with NASA for the design and testing of the rocket. It's currently under review by the Obama Administration.