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In the Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center a worker attaches an overhead crane.

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In the Assembly and Refurbishment Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, a worker attaches an overhead crane to the aft skirt for the Ares 1-X rocket. The segment is being lifted into a machine shop work stand for drilling modifications. The modifications will prepare it for the installation of the auxiliary power unit controller, the reduced-rate gyro unit, the booster decelerator motors and the booster tumble motors. Ares I is an in-line, two-stage rocket that will transport the Orion crew exploration vehicle to low-Earth orbit. Ares I-X is a test rocket. The Ares I first stage will be a five-segment solid rocket booster based on the four-segment design used for the shuttle. Ares I’s fifth booster segment allows the launch vehicle to lift more weight and reach a higher altitude before the first stage separates from the upper stage, which ignites in midflight to propel the Orion spacecraft to Earth orbit. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann

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  • Title: In the Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center a worker attaches an overhead crane.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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