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In the Parachute Refurbishment Facility parachutes for the Ares rockets are being prepared for packing.

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In the Parachute Refurbishment Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, parachutes for the Ares rockets are being prepared for packing. Ares I is an in-line, two-stage rocket that will transport the Orion crew exploration vehicle to low-Earth orbit. The Ares I first stage will be a five-segment solid rocket booster based on the four-segment design used for the shuttle. As with the shuttle, this booster will fall away when spent, lowered by parachute into the Atlantic Ocean where it can be retrieved for re-use. Unlike the shuttle, the booster will be flying faster, at Mach 6, when its separation from the rest of Ares I occurs. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller

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  • Title: In the Parachute Refurbishment Facility parachutes for the Ares rockets are being prepared for packing.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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