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A NAvy diver conducts towing operations and safety procedures for the test capsule called the boilerplate-testing article (BTA), belonging to NASA's Orion program, in the Pacific Ocean
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 30, 2016) Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Mead, a Navy diver assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 and Mobile Dive and Salvage Company 3-1, conducts towing operations and safety procedures for the test capsule called the boilerplate-testing article (BTA), belonging to NASA's Orion program, in the Pacific Ocean. NASA is testing the BTA with help from the USS San Diego (LPD 22) 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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