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Sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) work with NASA personnel to assess towing techniques for the testing capsule called a boilerplate-testing article (BTA), belonging to NASA's Orion program
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 27, 2016) Sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) work with NASA personnel to assess towing techniques for the testing capsule called a boilerplate-testing article (BTA), belonging to NASA's Orion program, in the Pacific Ocean. The ship is conducting recovery operations with NASA's Orion program; they are testing a new towing technique utilizing NASA and Naval technology with the goal of reducing manning and increasing safety. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alfred A. Coffield/Released)

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