NASA Visits USS San Diego

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval NASA Visits USS San Diego Training & Education View post tag: San View post tag: Defence View post tag: Defense View post tag: USS View post tag: Diegocenter_img Share this article View post tag: visits View post tag: News by topic Senior project managers from NASA managing the Orion spacecraft’s Exploration Flight Test (EFT-1) visited San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), Sept. 12 in preparation for a test to retrieve the Orion space capsule in January off the coast of Southern California.NASA representatives met with Rear Adm. Frank Ponds, commander Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 and Capt. William R. Grotewold, the ship’s commanding officer to discuss plans for the upcoming recovery mission.“We had a chance to display the ship’s capability, show the crew’s enthusiasm and demonstrate that our amphibious capability is multi-dimensional – just one more thing that our Navy can do,” said Ponds. “The LPD 17-class ships have one of the most robust command and control communications systems in our Navy inventory.”The uncrewed EFT-1 flight will take Orion to an altitude of approximately 3,600 miles above the Earth’s surface,, After the test flight, Orion will reenter the atmosphere at a speed of more than 20,000 miles per hour, returning to Earth faster than any current human spacecraft. Orion will land in the Pacific, where the U.S. Navy will locate and recover the craft into the ship’s well-deck. The test flight is intended to test the capsule’s avionics, heat shield and parachutes.“It’s all about relationships, to make sure our priorities are the same and clearly everyone is on the same page and we’re excited about it,” said Mark Geyer, NASA Orion program manager. “This ship that is going to support our mission possesses an incredible capability.”NASA and the Navy have a long history of working together, notably with the recent stationary recovery of Orion in the well-deck of the USS Arlington (LPD 24) while berthed at Naval Station Norfolk’s Pier 12 Aug. 15.“NASA did a trade study whether they wanted Orion to land on the ground or in the water,” said Andy Quiett, Detachment 3 deputy operations lead for the Orion program and DoD liaison for NASA, “and because of the size, weight and the deep space requirements of the vehicle, they determined it needed to land in water.”Orion’s unique life support, propulsion, thermal protection and avionics systems enable extended duration for deep space missions with the goal to eventually land on Mars.“We are working hard to go to Mars and EFT-1 is our first step in that direction,” said Dan Dumbacher, deputy associate administrator for NASA’s exploration systems. “EFT-1 will be the furthest we’ve sent a human spacecraft since our moon travels in 1972, so we need to get the design experience, we need to get the test experience and we need to get the operations experience such as the recovery operations that we’re looking at here.”EFT-1 is to be the first of many such future recovery missions.“It’s important to participate in an event that’s bigger than us,” said Grotewold. “This is going to go on for the entire life of this ship and to be able to get in on the ground floor for something like this in an awesome opportunity for all of us.”ESG 3 and USS San Diego operate within Third Fleet’s area of responsibility.Joint, interagency and international relationships strengthen U.S. 3rd Fleet’s ability to respond to crises and protect the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners.[mappress]Press Release, September 17, 2013; Image: US Navy September 17, 2013 View post tag: NASA Back to overview,Home naval-today NASA Visits USS San Diego last_img read more

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first_imgan arrangement with PRNewswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) WrestleMania(R) Sets All-time Attendance Record MUMBAI and DALLAS, April 5, 2016/PRNewswire/ — WWE(R) (NYSE: WWE) announced that WrestleMania 32 set a new attendance record of 101,763; as fans from all 50 states and 35 countries converged at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The previous WWE attendance record was at WrestleMania 3 in 1987, where 93,173 fans filled the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit. WrestleMania 32 also became the highest grossing live event in WWE history as the annual pop-culture extravaganza grossed $17.3 million. Last years WrestleMania 31 at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, California previously held WWEs record for gross revenue at $12.6 million. “On behalf of the Dallas Cowboys organization, we congratulate WWE on their historic achievement,” said Dallas Cowboys Chief Brand Officer, Charlotte Jones Anderson. “WrestleMania was an incredible spectacle like none other, and we look forward to hosting it again at AT&T Stadium.” “We are thrilled that we made history tonight at WrestleMania, further cementing its place as one of the top sports and entertainment events in the world,” said WWE Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie McMahon. “We thank our fans, the Dallas Cowboys and the entire Jones family for their overwhelming support.” WrestleMania 33 takes place on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from the Orlando Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Ticket information will be announced later this year. Top Ten All-time Attendance Records at WrestleMania: 1) 101,763: WrestleMania 32, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX, April 3, 2016 2) 93,173: WrestleMania 3, Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan, March 29, 1987 3) 80,676: WrestleMania 29, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, April 7, 2013 4) 80,103: WrestleMania 23, Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan, April 1, 2007 5) 78,363: WrestleMania 28, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida, April 1, 2012 6) 76,976: WrestleMania 31, Levis Stadium, Santa Clara, California, March 29, 2015 7) 75,167: WrestleMania 30, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, April 6, 2014 8) 74,635: WrestleMania 24, Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida, March 30, 2008 9) 72,744: WrestleMania 25, Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas, April 5, 2009 10) 72,219: WrestleMania 26, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona, March 28, 2010. more PRNewswire GSVadvertisementlast_img read more