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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