Nasa launches new-era rocket

    US space agency Nasa has launched a prototype rocket designed to replace the aging Shuttle fleet and one day to carry men back to the Moon.

    The Ares 1-X blasted off from Cape Canaveral in the southern US state of Florida for a journey that lasted just two minutes before it came down in the Atlantic Ocean.

    The flight may have been a short one but as Al Jazeeras John Terrett reports, a lot depends on Ares, including the future of Nasa itself.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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