This is the first new rocket design to blast off from that launch pad in almost 25 years. The rocket arrived at the launch pad at 9:17 AM yesterday, after a six-hour slow roll from its hanger. It took another 15 and a quarter hours to get the rocket fully situated.The test comes on the heels of last month's successful test-firing of the rocket's first stage. Originally, NASA planned to launch the rocket on Halloween, but moved the date up to the 27th. If the weather holds and all goes as planned, the next phase in NASA's exploration of space will lift off around 8 AM next Tuesday.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.