Hold the Presses is your online newsportal en brings press releases from around the world. Journalists can use it for free, although it is their responsibilty to check the news. Hold the Presses is in no way responsible for the content of the press releases, the Sender is. We hope you enjoy reading the news we bring you on this website. If a message is published that is not acceptable, we apologize. Please contact us and we will remove the message as soon as possible.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

[NASA HQ News] NASA Invites Media to View Orion Test Capsule, Recovery Hardware

  January 09, 2018 
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-006
NASA Invites Media to View Orion Test Capsule, Recovery Hardware
U.S. Navy divers and other personnel in a Zodiac boat secure a harness around a test version of the Orion crew module
U.S. Navy divers and other personnel in a Zodiac boat secure a harness around a test version of the Orion crew module during Underway Recovery Test (URT) 5 in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. NASA and the U.S. Navy will conduct its sixth test Jan. 17-23 for recovery of the agency's Orion spacecraft from the sea in preparation for its first uncrewed flight on the Space Launch System rocket.
Credits: NASA/Bill White

Media are invited to see 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. PST Thursday, Jan. 25, at U.S. Naval Base San Diego.

In preparation for Exploration Mission-1, NASA and the U.S. Navy will conduct testing Jan. 17-23 for recovery of the agency's Orion spacecraft from the sea following its first uncrewed flight on the Space Launch System rocket. This test is part of a series to demonstrate and evaluate the processes, procedures and hardware for recovery operations.

Media interested in attending must contact U.S. Naval Base San Diego Public Affairs at nbsd.pao@navy.mil or 619-556-7359 by Thursday, Jan. 18. All media must arrive no later than 8 a.m. at the naval base's Pass and Decal building, located north of the intersection at 32nd Street and Harbor Drive.

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:

https://go.nasa.gov/groundsystems

For more information about Orion, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/orion

-end-

 

Press Contacts

Kathryn Hambleton
Headquarters, Washington
202.358.1100
kathryn.hambleton@nasa.gov

Amanda Griffin
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-3583
amanda.griffin@nasa.gov

Rachel Kraft
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281.244.2611
rachel.h.kraft@nasa.gov

 

NASA news releases and other information are available automatically by sending an e-mail message with the subject line subscribe to hqnews-request@newsletters.nasa.gov.
To unsubscribe from the list, send an e-mail message with the subject line unsubscribe to hqnews-request@newsletters.nasa.gov.