The Vehicle Of Our Mars Dreams Is A Needle Waiting To Thread SpaceS

Marvel at the beauty of NASA's Ares I-X test rocket, due to launch on Tuesday. If all goes well, NASA can move forward with development of its next-generation Orion spacecraft, which should carry us to the Moon... and Mars.

According to The Register, this is the tallest rocket NASA has built in three decades, and it has 700 sensors on board to understand how a rocket this tall can fly. Photos by AP/John Raoux.

The Vehicle Of Our Mars Dreams Is A Needle Waiting To Thread SpaceS

The Vehicle Of Our Mars Dreams Is A Needle Waiting To Thread SpaceS

The Vehicle Of Our Mars Dreams Is A Needle Waiting To Thread SpaceS

The Vehicle Of Our Mars Dreams Is A Needle Waiting To Thread SpaceS

The Vehicle Of Our Mars Dreams Is A Needle Waiting To Thread SpaceS