Amazing Up Close Videos Capture Orion’s Final Descent, Splashdown and Ocean Recovery
Video Caption: Last moments of Orion descent as viewed from the recovery ship USS Anchorage. Credit: NASA/US Navy
Relive the final moments of the first test flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft on Dec. 5, 2014 through this amazing series of up close videos showing the spacecraft plummeting back to Earth through the rollicking ocean recovery by dive teams from the US Navy and the USS Anchorage amphibious ship.
The two orbit, 4.5 hour flight maiden test flight of Orion on the Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) mission was a complete success. (…)
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