In this artist’s concept, U.S. Navy boat teams have attached a line from inside the well deck
of the landing platform-dock ship (LPD)to start pulling in the Orion crew module. Lines
from small boats will also be attached to bring the capsule inside the stern of the LPD.
(Credit: NASA)

NASA, Navy Prepare for Orion Capsule and Crew Recovery


Posted by Doug Messier on January 3, 2013, at 6:32 am

By Bob Granath

NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center

At first glance, recovery operations of NASA’s Orion spacecraft look much like the efforts used to recover its Apollo predecessor. However, many design and technological upgrades have been added to the new spacecraft by teams at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA also is partnering with the U.S. Navy to develop procedures to recover the Orion capsule and crew after splashdown.

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