U.S. Navy Recovers NASA Orion Space Capsule • EFT-1

U.S. Navy Recovers NASA Orion Space Capsule • EFT-1

U.S. Navy divers aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23) rescue the NASA Orion space capsule that splashed into the Pacific Ocean on December 5, 2014. The rescue operation marked the end of the first orbital, Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1). Test flight of the Orion spacecraft. The uncrewed vehicle was launched aboard a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Space Launch Complex 37B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 12:05 UTC (07:05 EST) on December 5, 2014. The mission was a four-hour, two-orbit test of the Orion crew module that included a high apogee in the second orbit and resulted in a high-energy reentry at approximately 20,000 miles per hour. Units - Expeditionary Strike Group Three, USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52), Helicopter Marine Combat Squadron Eight, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One, Pacific Fleet Combat Camera and Fleet Air Center San Diego. Movie Credits: PO1 Paul Seeber, PO1 Gary Keen, US Navy Video Released December 9, 2014.

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