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Ares I-X booster recovery. Photo by Manny Deleon. #Ares I-X
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Yes, those lines are from the parachutes. 3 parachutes stabilize the booster from its tumble and slow it down. It makes a vertical landing and is later positioned horizontally and towed back to KSC.
What still amazes me is that the only thing they had to worry about on the first flight of a new rocket design was the weather. Incredible!!
Check out the UFO in the background on the right! Awesome.
Great to see that things worked flawlessly end to end! Beautiful launch today. All we need is bold aggressive funding and we'll be back to the Moon before you know it.
It doesn't look very big!
Fascinating. Thank you for posting this. Do you have any shots of how it's loaded and hauled?
How far offshore from KSC is this?
@ViperHockey_22 All of the SRBs float like this, I believe from air that is trapped inside of the spent casing. @feparkerjr Yes, I'm pretty sure those are lines from the parachutes.
It sits upright in the water like this???
what are all the lines coming out of it, the parachute?
Love when a plan comes together
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