Seeing Stars writer Lou Varricchio was at Cape Canaveral, Fla., to see NASA's new Ares 1-X rocket. The Ares-Orion stack will replace the space-shuttle-launcher by 2017. The giant rocket is as tall as a 30-story building. Varricchio was the only reporter from New England to attend the Oct. 20 event. See page 4 for his exclusive report about the nation's newest rocket.