Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Ares 1-X Rocket

This is a video of the Ares 1-X Rocket finally being launched on Thursday 29th October 2009. NASA is trying to return astronauts to the moon instead of the space shuttle programme. The test launch did not have astronauts inside it this time but eventually it will. During the past 3 years it has cost $620 million and it was all over in 2 minutes. Do you think sending astronauts to the moon is a good idea?


  1. WOW! This is the FIRST Rocket that I've seen that like goes into space, then breaks apart, and falls into the ocean, and then the Scientists from NASA don't have to pay so much money for just a Gigantic Rocket, and like it only goes for 2 MINUTES and you have to pay like $560 MILLION, so that is WAYYYY NOT FAIR, and I think this is why they built the NEW kind of rocket!

  2. Sorry, the first comment was posted by KD

  3. I do not think it is a good idea cause there is a risk of it blowing up and spending $620 million for nothing.

    George (from Moturoa classroom)

  4. Hi Room 11
    I actually think it is not money spent wisely. I would rather see that money making our world better instead of trying to find what's out in space.