Oct 28 2009
U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, today praised the successful launch of the Ares I-X test rocket.
“Today's successful launch of Ares I-X shows the significant progress to date of both Ares development and the Constellation program as a whole," said Shelby. "If we are to maintain our leadership in space, the work on Constellation must continue with the further development of the Ares vehicles, which provide the safest and most capable transport of our astronauts to the space station, the Moon, and beyond. Without Ares, the backbone of the Constellation program, there will be no successful U.S. human exploration program at NASA.”