DVIDS – Images – Morning Preparations for Artemis I Orion Capsule Recovery aboard USS Portland [Image 1 of 3]
221211-N-NM271-1052 PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 11, 2022) Airmen embarked on amphibious transport dock USS Portland (LPD 27) prepare to release a weather balloon in support of the NASA Artemis I Orion capsule recovery, Dec. 11, 2022. Portland, along with Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8), is underway in U.S. 3rd Fleet in support of the recovery. The retrieval operation is part of a Department of Defense effort that integrates combatant command service capabilities to determine best practices for safely retrieving spacecraft capable of carrying humans into space. The U.S. Navy has many unique capabilities that make it an ideal partner for supporting NASA, including its amphibious and expeditionary capabilities with the ability to embark helicopters, launch and recover small boats, three-dimensional air search radar and advanced medical facilities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Melvin Fatimehin)
|Date Posted:||12.11.2022 13:37|
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