October 28, 2009

Go Ares Go!!!

So, NASA was finally able to launch the first flight of Ares 1X today!

Spectacular!!!

And to think that this two and a half minute flight cost about half a billion dollars!

Of course, it's future is still uncertain ...

Primarily because of financial constraints ...

Underscoring how challenging it is going to be for countries like India to launch manned missions to the Moon.

Which explains why I take ISRO's confident predictions to that effect with a pinch of salt

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