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  Ares I-X: All-aboard and augmented reality

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-07-2009 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ares I-X, which is targeted for launch on October 27, 2009, is the test vehicle for the Ares I, which is part of the Constellation Program to return humans to the moon and beyond.

NASA's new myexploration website offers visitors to:

  • Launch your video on Ares I-X: Record and upload a 60 second (or less) video saying why you feel space exploration is important and see it launch aboard Ares I-X.

  • Hold Ares I-X in your hands: NASA's first foray into augmented reality, print out the Ares I-X marker and then watch your webcam as you manipulate Ares I-X in your hands.

garymilgrom
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posted 10-07-2009 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The augmented reality part of NASA's website is very cool! Thanks for the tip Robert.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-08-2009 12:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you would like to be aboard Ares I-X, the deadline for the 60 second videos is tomorrow, Friday.

The location of the DVD aboard the spacecraft is still under review, but it may be stowed with the parachutes, meaning that it could be recovered after the flight.

Jay Chladek
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posted 10-08-2009 12:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just hope the disk is in something "resembling" a recoverable state at the end of the flight.

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