NASA’s Ares 1-X launch has been rescheduled for Wednesday morning after a series of delays that delayed the planned lift-off before noon.
Tuesday's attempt was plagued by weather issues, even though the vehicle itself was ready to fly, NASA officials said, in a statement.
After multiple attempts to reset to new launch times during the 4-hour window, the final scrub came when the weather did not improve as the end of the window neared, NASA said.
The new, 100m-tall Ares I-X vehicle was supposed to test technology crucial for the development of a manned craft.
Although weather for tomorrow is better, but not great, according to NASA officials, Ares I-X mission managers decided to set another launch attempt for Wednesday, October 28, at 8 a.m. ET.
Launch director Ed Mango and his team came within two minutes and 39 seconds of sending the rocket on its short test flight.
When Ares I-X does launch, mission managers are hopeful that the $450-million empty rocket may become the step toward move transporting humans to the moon and beyond.
The Ares I-X—the largest rocket in the world at 327 feet (99.6 meters) tall—is a test version of a system designed to carry a four- to six-person crew capsule, called the Orion.
NASA plans to ferry people and supplies into space by 2017 using the Ares I-X and Orion.