Orion Rescue and Recovery Training
U.S. Navy divers connect the a mockup of Orion's Forward Bay Cover to a crane to hoist it out of the water at the 40-foot deep Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) at Johnson Space Center. The Orion capsule will be recovered by the Navy when it lands off the coast of Baja, Calif., next year during its first flight test, Exploration Flight Test-1. NASA engineers have been working with the Navy to develop the procedures their divers will use and test them in the NBL.
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