The Ares I will be a two-stage rocket but this test launch will run the first stage only and the second stage is not yet qualified for test launch. Instead there will be a lot of instruments to collect data with a mock up of the remaining rocket to have the actual configuration in place. The first will burn for aprox 2 minutes and the fall down to the Atlantic Ocean where it will be recovered.
The liftoff took place on Oct 28, 11.24am EDT (4.24pm GMT+1).
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