Her words say it better than I ever could.
From: Hansen, Lauri N.
Sent: Fri Oct 23 13:59:38 2009
Subject: AIX is go for launch!
Wanted to let you all know that the Agency FTRR is over, and we are unanimously go for launch. Was a remarkably smooth meeting today. All of the verification paper is closed (!), and no outstanding technical issues. The team has done a remarkable job. My thanks to you and your folks that helped us get here.
And, wow, does our vehicle look nice on the pad!
Great job, Team Ares!