SAN DIEGO – Media representatives are invited to see and photograph a test version of NASA’s Orion spacecraft and the hardware that will be used to recover the spacecraft upon its return from space, and talk with team members involved in the recovery operations at 9 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Naval Base San Diego.
NASA and the U.S. Navy are conducting tests to prepare for recovery of the agency’s Orion crew module following its first uncrewed flight atop the Space Launch System rocket on Exploration Mission-1. Next week they are at sea conducting tests aboard USS Anchorage (LPD 23) to demonstrate and evaluate the recovery processes, procedures and hardware prior to the test.
Media interested in attending must respond by Thurs., Jan. 18 to Naval Base San Diego Public Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-556-7359.
All media and trucks must arrive no later than 8 a.m. at the Naval Base San Diego Pass and Decal building located north of the intersection at 32nd Street and Harbor Drive. Please park near the exit.
Orion is America’s exploration spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to deep space destinations, including the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
For more information about Exploration Ground Systems, visit:
For more information about Orion, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/orion
For more information on NASA’s journey to Mars, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration
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