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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-07-2007 03:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yesterday, NASA invited the media to tour the Kennedy Space Center's space shuttle facilities that are now or will be converted for use by the Constellation program in support of launching the next generation crew launch vehicle. The first development test flight of Ares I, known as Ares I-X, is planned for 2009.

Joining the tour were several Constellation managers to explain what was planned and what work was already underway. Among them was Scott Thurston, Crew Exploration Vehicle manager in the Shuttle Processing Directorate at Kennedy Space Center. Thurston wore a shirt bearing the logo for the Ares I-X, which he confirmed was the new emblem for the test flight:

The emblem borrows design elements from the Ares Project logo, revealed by NASA in 2006.

Ares I-X, formerly known as Ares I-1, will fly a four-segment solid rocket booster (like those used to launch the space shuttle) with an upper stage mass simulator and an unmanned, boilerplate Orion spacecraft. The test flight objectives are focused on first stage flight dynamics, controllability, and separation of the first and upper stages.

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posted 08-07-2007 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rocketJoe   Click Here to Email rocketJoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
an upper stage mass simulator...
Does this mean there will be no functional second stage on the initial test flight? If so, will this component along with the boilerplate command module be recovered?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-07-2007 11:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The upper stage hardware will not be ready in time for Ares I-X, nor will the five segment SRB, thus both the upper stage and fifth segment will be inert mockups.

As the test flight is primarily focused on the performance of the first stage, the upper stage and Orion boilerplate will not be recovered.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-06-2007 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Official version of the logo, courtesy its artist, Mike Okuda (click for high resolution).

Bill Hunt
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posted 09-06-2007 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice... somebody needs to make a patch...

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posted 01-23-2009 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Voyager1975   Click Here to Email Voyager1975     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if they are going to come out with an Ares 1-X patch? They do have the lapel pin available but no patch yet.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-23-2009 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have seen patches produced by/for NASA team members but last I spoke with AB Emblem, they were yet have been approached by the agency to start work on the design.

The pins out now were made by Winco International.

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posted 04-15-2009 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just to let you know TheSpaceStore.com have listed a brand new Ares I-X Development Flight Test 4" patch for sale.

dogcrew5369
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posted 04-20-2009 11:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just received my Ares 1-X development test patch from The Space Store. It's a beautifully made patch. Reminds me somewhat of the STS-27 patch. All it needs is a rainbow!

Bill Hunt
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posted 04-20-2009 11:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Agreed. Is this a custom creation, or something AB Emblems did?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-14-2009 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patch at The Space Store is (apparently) not AB Emblem, but this is, found at an employee exchange store at Kennedy Space Center.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-26-2009 02:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From: NASA's Ares I-X to fly on historic hardware with commemorative payload
Though not the first of his emblems to fly on a spacecraft, Ares I-X will be the first vehicle to fly emblazoned with Okuda's Constellation, Ares and Ares I-X logos.

"I can't tell you how proud it makes me to help represent all the men and women who have worked so hard on this program and this flight test," shared Okuda in an e-mail to collectSPACE...

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