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At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida trucks are ready to transport their cargo to the Vehicle Assembly Building's bay 4.

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At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, trucks are ready to transport their cargo to the Vehicle Assembly Building's high bay 4. The cargo consists of a precisely machined, full-scale simulator crew module and launch abort system that will be used in the launch of NASA's Ares I-X rocket. The launch of the 321-foot-tall, full-scale Ares I-X, targeted for July 2009, will be the first in a series of unpiloted rocket launches from Kennedy. When fully developed, the 16-foot diameter crew module will furnish living space and reentry protection for the astronauts, while their launch abort system will provide safe evacuation if a launch vehicle failure occurs.
Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller

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  • Title: At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida trucks are ready to transport their cargo to the Vehicle Assembly Building's bay 4.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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