NASA wrapped up its second Underway Recovery Test Aug. 4 with the Orion spacecraft, off the coast of San Diego, California. The agency teamed with Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Navy and the Department of Defense’s Human Space Flight Support Detachment 3 to evaluate primary and alternative methods to recover Orion after the spacecraft safely splashes down in the ocean at the conclusion of future deep space missions. Orion’s first spaceflight test with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean is targeted for December. Also, Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator update, 2nd anniversary: 7 Minutes of Terror, Bolden visits MMS at Naval Research Lab, Scanning for algal blooms, Earth science showcase, and more!
NASA Premieres ‘Trial By Fire’ video on Orion’s Flight Test
NASA’s Test Orion Spacecraft in the Pacific Ocean at Sunset
Orion Soars on First Flight Test
Video Gives Inside Look at Trial by Fire for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft
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