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U.S. Navy divers, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11, prepare a rigid-hull inflatable boat in the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) during Underway Recovery Test-7.
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 31, 2018) U.S. Navy divers, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11, prepare a rigid-hull inflatable boat in the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) during Underway Recovery Test-7 (URT-7), Oct. 31, 2018. The Exploration Ground Systems recovery team and the U.S. Navy are using a test version of the Orion crew module, several rigid hull inflatable boats and support equipment to verify and validate processes, procedures, hardware and personnel during recovery of Orion in open waters. The test is one in a series of tests to verify and validate procedures and hardware that will be used to recover the Orion spacecraft after it splashes down in the Pacific Ocean following deep space exploration missions. Orion will have emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy NASA)

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