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

NASA/Bill White2016-10-22



Visitors talk to representatives from NASA’s Ground Systems Development and Operations Program (GSDO) at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego, California. GSDO participated in the “Genius in the House” event at the science center 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.

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  • 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