NASA Testing Capsule Recovery with USS John P Murtha

Sailors assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Expeditionary Support Unit (ESU) One, and NASA personnel recover a boilerplate test article (BTA) launch aboard USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) during NASA Underway Recovery Test Nine (URT-9), November 6th.

This marks the ninth U.S. Navy underway recovery test in support of the NASA Artemis mission and the third time a URT has taken place aboard John P. Murtha.

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.

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