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The amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22) prepares to launch a test capsule called the boilerplate-testing article, belonging to NASA's Orion program, into the Pacific Ocean
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 30, 2016) The amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22) prepares to launch a test capsule called the boilerplate-testing article, belonging to NASA's Orion program, into 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 1st Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

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