28 Oct 2009

Rocket test flight delayed

3:03 pm on 28 October 2009

Bad weather has forced NASA to delay a two-minute test flight of its new Ares One X rocket until Wednesday.

It has been proposed as a replacement for the space shuttle.

The BBC reports the space agency also hopes to use it for possible manned flights to the moon.

The rocket is intended to enter service in 2015.