|July 28, 2023 |
MEDIA ADVISORY M23-095
NASA Invites Media to See Recovery Craft for Artemis Moon Mission
Media are invited to see the new test version of NASA’s Orion spacecraft and the hardware teams will use to recover the capsule and astronauts upon their return from space during the Artemis II mission. The event will take place at 11 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Naval Base San Diego.
Personnel involved in recovery operations from NASA, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Air Force will be available to speak with media.
U.S. media interested in attending must RSVP by 12 p.m., Monday, July 31, to the Naval Base San Diego Public Affairs or 619-556-7359.
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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