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Orion impact basin testing
Orion impact basin testing

This is the third water landing test conducted at the Hydro Impact Basin located at NASA Langley Research Center.

This scenario represented the worst-case scenario for landing. The prediction had a 50% chance of the test article getting inverted. The Orion Project Team collects valuable data regarding Crew Module stability. The team also obtained invaluable experience in uprighting the test article.

Credit: NASA/Sean Smith

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