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At sunset, a test version of the Orion capsule floats in the Pacific Ocean during Underway Recovery Test-7 (URT-7), Nov. 1, 2018.
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 1, 2018) At sunset, a test version of the Orion capsule floats in the Pacific Ocean during Underway Recovery Test-7 (URT-7), Nov. 1, 2018. Orion will be towed into the amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha's (LPD 26) well deck. URT-7 is one in a series of tests that the Exploration Ground Systems Recovery Team, along with the U.S. Navy, are conducting 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/Released)

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