Video: The Ares 1 – NASA’s Space Shuttle Replacement

The Ares 1 and Orion are part of NASA’s Constellation program, which upon the termination of its outgoing Space Shuttle fleet (currently scheduled for September 2010), will take over as the main spacecraft for human spaceflight. The Ares 1-X, which can be seen modeled in this video, was the prototype for the project and was launched on October the 28th, 2009.