Orion Underway Recovery Test 5 (URT-5) Trip - "Genius in the Hou

NASA/Bill White2016-10-22


Washington, DC, United States

Melissa Jones, right, Landing and Recovery director with NASA’s Ground Systems Development and Operations Program speaks to visitors to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego, California, during a “Genius in the House” event. 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 off the coast of California. URT-5 will allow NASA, Orion manufacturer Lockheed Martin 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.


  • Title: Orion Underway Recovery Test 5 (URT-5) Trip - "Genius in the Hou
  • Creator: NASA/Bill White
  • Date Created: 2016-10-22
  • Location: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center,
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3

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