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Photos: Preparing the Ares I-X rocket for launch

Launch pad construction

On Wednesday, October 28, 2009, NASA is scheduled to launch the first Ares I-X test rocket in preparation for trips to the space station and eventually the moon. For additional details, read the TechRepublic Geekend blog.

At the launch pad construction site, you see the tower on the right with the crane next to it is a lightning rod approximately 600 ft. tall.

Photo courtesy of NASA