NASA, Navy train for at-sea astronaut recovery

08/16/2013 | Dayton Daily News (Ohio)

The Navy and NASA are training for recovering a space capsule in the ocean, an exercise that was last witnessed during the space program's 1970s-era. They are practicing with for the day when they send the Orion capsule to space with astronauts on a mission to an asteroid or Mars. "The test we're seeing today is really the first time that we've worked together with DOD to recover a capsule, really since that mission. So it's a pretty historic start to this program that we're doing," said Scott Wilson, NASA's manager of production operations for the Orion program, after the test this week on Elizabeth River at a Naval Station Norfolk pier.

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