Sailors aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) train alongside NASA on proper line-handling for the Vehicle Advanced Demonstrator for Emergency Recovery, “VADR”, during Underway Recovery Test (URT) 10, July 26, 2023. VADR is a replica of the crew module that will be used during Artemis II. In preparation for NASA's Artemis II crewed mission, which will send four astronauts in Orion beyond the Moon, NASA and the U.S. Navy will conduct a series of tests to demonstrate and evaluate the processes, procedures, and hardware used in recovery operations for crewed lunar missions. The U.S. Navy has many unique capabilities that make it an ideal partner to support NASA, including its amphibious 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 Joshua Samoluk)

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U.S. Space Command Space Symposium 39 Video Opener
United States Space Command
April 10, 2024 | 0:50
U.S. Space Command opener video for Space Symposium 39.
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