NASA Prepares Recovery Craft Test for Artemis Moon Mission Capsule and Astronauts
By NASA information center // July 29, 2023
NASA & SPACE NEWS
(NASA) – A test will take place at 11 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Naval Base San Diego of NASA’s Orion spacecraft and the hardware teams who will use to recover the capsule and astronauts upon their return from space during the Artemis II mission.
Teams are currently conducting the first in a series of tests in the Pacific Ocean to demonstrate and evaluate the processes, procedures, and hardware for recovery operations for crewed Artemis missions.
The tests will help prepare the team for Artemis II, NASA’s first crewed mission under Artemis that will send four astronauts in Orion around the Moon to checkout systems ahead of future lunar missions.
The Artemis II crew – NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman, Victor Glover, and Christina Koch, and CSA (Canadian Space Agency) astronaut Jeremy Hansen – will participate in recovery testing at sea next year.
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