Caption: A wide shot of launch pad 39B with the Ares 1X rocket on the pad at T-10 seconds to ignition. Cut to a shot from the VIP stands showing spectators and the countdown clock as it reaches 6 seconds and then a closer telephoto shot at the moment of ignition and lift off. Wider view from high up as the rocket climbs into a cloudless blue sky. The shot pulls back as the rocket rises. Onboard view looking down the length of the booster to the pad below. Second wide view from the ground and further onboard shots as the rocket reaches an altitude of 2 miles. A condensation cloud forms at the top of the rocket, visible in the tracking shot. Further onboard shots looking up and down the length of the rocket as it breaks the sound barrier. Other tracking shot as it reaches MACH 2. An onboard view as the limb of the Earth becomes visible with the blackness of space beyond. Tracking shots through the clouds as burn out of the first stage occurs. Separation and a tumble motor ignite on the dummy upper stages. The tracking camera clearly shows the successful separation which is also captured from the camera onboard the first stage.

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Ares 1x Rocket launch

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Duration: 00:03:06.07

Frame size: 1920x1080

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