HOUSTON – NASA and the U.S. Navy plan to team up again in late July and early August in the Pacific Ocean waters off San Diego to continue the development of recovery procedures following the splashdown of the space agency’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. Initial trials in February were suspended when water turbulence within the well deck of the USS San Diego recovery vessel, a Navy amphibious transport dock, became too much for the handling lines attached to an Orion test ...
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