In the Parachute Refurbishment Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, senior aero composite technicians pack a colorful main parachute for use on the Ares 1-X rocket test flight. To understand the colossal size of the Ares chutes, imagine a cluster of three brightly colored canopies that cover more than two acres and are 325 feet long from end-to-end. Kevlar makes these new parachutes stronger and lighter than their nylon predecessors. Although the cute is bigger, it still fits into the same-sized container and weighs less. The Ares 1-X 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 1 rocket.