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Members of the 920th Rescue Wing release a flotation collar around the mockup Orion crew exploration vehicle are additional flotation devices.

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Members of the 920th Rescue Wing release a flotation collar around the mockup Orion crew exploration vehicle at the Trident Basin at Port Canaveral, Fla. On top of Orion are additional flotation devices. The goal of the operation, dubbed the Post-landing Orion Recovery Test, or PORT, is to determine what kind of motion astronauts can expect after landing, as well as outside conditions for recovery teams. Orion is targeted to begin carrying humans to the International Space Station in 2015 and to the moon by 2020. Orion is targeted to begin carrying humans to the International Space Station in 2015 and to the moon by 2020. Orion, along with the Ares I and V rockets and the Altair lunar lander, are part of the Constellation Program. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis

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  • Title: Members of the 920th Rescue Wing release a flotation collar around the mockup Orion crew exploration vehicle are additional flotation devices.
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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