Parachute Refurbishment Facility

November 22, 2004

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Looking up the skirt of one of the main canopies. Prior to washing, the canopies and suspension lines are straightened and hung from a special rack. After washing and drying the main chutes, the canopies and suspension lines receive their first detailed inspection here. Main packing table
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Main repair station Main chute deployment bin. One of three. Drogue chute deployment bin. Drogue chute are packed in this bin between the 3 main chute deployment bins
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Main packing table. Suspension lines prepared for stowing in the background Fully packed SRB parachute assembly ready for installation into the top of an SRB. Contained are the three main canopies and their drogue chutes.