Orion Underway Recovery Test 5 (URT-5) Trip - "Be Wise" Presenta

NASA/Bill White2016-10-23



NASA’s Ground Systems Development and Operations Program (GSDO) participates in a “Be Wise” program at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego, California. At the front table, from left are GSDO engineers Carla Koch and Janet Gobaira from the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. GSDO participated in several outreach events to students and the general public before the start of the Orion Underway Recovery Test 5 (URT-5) using a test version of the Orion crew module in the Pacific Ocean. URT-5 will allow NASA and the U.S. Navy to demonstrate and evaluate the recovery processes, procedures, hardware and personnel necessary for recovery of the Orion crew module on its return from a deep space mission. Orion is the exploration spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to destinations not yet explored by humans, including an asteroid and NASA’s Journey to Mars. It will have emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. Orion is scheduled to launch atop NASA’s Space Launch System rocket in 2018. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/orion.

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  • Title: Orion Underway Recovery Test 5 (URT-5) Trip - "Be Wise" Presenta
  • Creator: NASA/Bill White
  • Date Created: 2016-10-23
  • Location: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center,
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3