Navy Retrieves Orion Spacecraft from Sea

December 10, 2014 2:29 PM

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Navy Retrieves Orion Spacecraft from Sea

NASA's Orion spacecraft awaits the U.S. Navy's USS Anchorage for a ride home.

Orion launched into space on a two-orbit, 4.5-hour test flight at 7:05 am EST on Dec. 5, and safely splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, where a combined team from NASA, the Navy and Orion prime contractor Lockheed Martin retrieved it for return to shore on board the Anchorage. It is expected to be o...

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