Thursday, October 29, 2009

'We stand today on the shoulders of giants'

Shelby G. Spires

KSC - For seven minutes at least, there were no politics, no reports and no controversies swirling around space travel.

The Ares I-X - the future of manned space flight to some, a financial impossibility to others - successfully leapt into the air at 10:30 a.m. CDT, taking with it the future of the space agency, as Ares I-X deputy program manager Steve Davis put it after the launch.

"What we do today is really like what Huntsville did with the Mercury-Redstone flights" early in the space program, Davis said. "This is a first. Just like Dr. Wernher von Braun's team did then, our goal is knowledge. We stand today on the shoulders of giants."

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