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In the Parachute Refurbishment Facility pack a main parachute slated for use on the Ares I-X test flight.

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In the Parachute Refurbishment Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, United Space Alliance senior aero composite technicians Dior Hubel (kneeling) and Marcia Jones-Clark pack a main parachute slated for use on the Ares I-X test flight. The launch is targeted for July 2009 from Kennedy’s Launch Pad 39B and will provide an early opportunity to test and prove hardware, facilities and ground operations associated with the Ares I rocket. The Ares I-X rocket is a combination of existing and simulator hardware that will resemble the Ares I crew launch vehicle in size, shape and weight. It will provide valuable data to guide the final design of the Ares I, which will launch astronauts in the Orion crew exploration vehicle. The test flight also will bring NASA one step closer to its exploration goals of returning humans to the moon for sustained exploration of the lunar surface and missions to destinations beyond. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller

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  • Title: In the Parachute Refurbishment Facility pack a main parachute slated for use on the Ares I-X test flight.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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