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In the Parachute Refurbishment Facility the parachutes are packed for the Ares I-X flight in July 2009.

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In the Parachute Refurbishment Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the parachutes are packed for the Ares I-X development flight in July 2009. The first stage of the new Ares I rocket and Orion spacecraft will use parachutes to return to Earth. Ares I-X is the test vehicle for the Ares I, which is part of the Constellation Program to return men to the moon and beyond. Ares I is the essential core of a safe, reliable, cost-effective space transportation system that eventually will carry crewed missions back to the moon, on to Mars and out into the solar system. Ares I may also use its 25-ton payload capacity to deliver resources and supplies to the International Space Station, or to "park" payloads in orbit for retrieval by other spacecraft bound for the moon or other destinations. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller

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  • Title: In the Parachute Refurbishment Facility the parachutes are packed for the Ares I-X flight in July 2009.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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