Day 3 on the USS Anchorage for the Recovery of Orion



Washington, DC, United States

On the third day of preparations for recovery of Orion after its splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, the USNS Salvor is in the Pacific Ocean, nearby the USS Anchorage, about 600 miles off the coast of Baja, California. The Salvor will be used to recover Orion in the event that the spacecraft cannot be recovered using the well deck of the USS Anchorage. NASA, Lockheed Martin and U.S. Navy personnel are preparing for recovery of the crew module, forward bay cover and parachutes after the spacecraft's return from space and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. The Ground Systems Development and Operations Program is leading the recovery efforts.


  • Title: Day 3 on the USS Anchorage for the Recovery of Orion
  • Date Created: 2014-12-03
  • Location: USS Anchorage, Pacific Ocean
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: cbabir

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