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One of the three parachutes of new NASA rocket has not worked.. / November 2, 2009 /

One of the three parachutes launch a new rocket engine NASA «Ares-IX», a test run which took place the day before, did not work, said Oct. 30 Florida Today. The incident resulted in the engine was severely damaged when hitting the water.

Launcher Ares-IX »was launched from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral on 28 October. After two minutes of flight, the rocket first stage (booster) separated. According to the NASA, all three parachute opened, but one of them shlopnulsya, catching another parachute. As a result, fully worked only one of the three parachutes.

When it strikes the water lining the first stage of heavily cracked, moreover, was damaged drive accelerator engine. By the morning of October 30 had damaged the engine to deliver to the Air Force base at Cape Canaveral to explore. Specialists NASA, in spite of what happened, we recognized the successful launch.

Launcher Ares-IX »developed for the tasks of the new program NASA« Constellation »(Constellation), which aims at the introduction of a new space transport, which should replace the shuttle.

As part of the test run on Oct. 28 Ares-IX »climbed to an altitude of about 42 miles and dropped to the ground model of the new ship" Orion "- it is assumed that in the future on these ships, astronauts will be able to reach the International Space Station and the moon. The first launch of the Ares-IX »to be held in the 2014-2015 year.

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