The U.S. Navy aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) sail in.
Orion Splashdown from the Recovery Ship
NASA, the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin recovery crews aboard the USS Anchorage witnessed the Orion spacecraft as it splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. NASA's Orion spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean approximately 600 southwest of San Diego. The recovery team from NASA, the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin will perform initial recovery operations, including safing the crew module and towing it into the well deck of the USS Anchorage, a landing platform-dock ship.