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Network of Nerds: How the Navy Influenced the Design and Recovery of NASA’s Orion Space Capsule
February 27, 2023
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division employees (from left): Mechanical engineer Mark Melendez, Capital Tech Bridge Director Lauren Hanyok and science and technology photographer Ryan Hanyok give insights into what it took to build and test NASA's Orion Capsule model during Montgomery College's IgnITe Hub program event in Montgomery County, Md., on Feb. 6 (U.S. Navy photo by Aaron Thomas)

NASA's Orion Spacecraft Modeled and Tested at Carderock
November 16, 2022
Navy divers, Air Force pararescuemen and Coast Guard rescue swimmers practice Orion recovery techniques at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Sept. 21, 2016. The recovery team is practicing underway recovery techniques using a test version of the Orion spacecraft that was built by Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division. The Ground Systems Development and Operations Program, along with the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin, are preparing the recovery team, hardware and operations to support EM-1 recovery. (NASA photo by James Blair)

Navy, NASA, NOAA strengthen present, future OCEANS 22 coastal resilience impact
November 9, 2022
(left to right) Laura Rogers, NASA co-chair, Elizabeth Smith, OCEANS 2022 Exhibits chair and coordinator, Ray Toll, OCEANS 2022 co-chair, Dr. Dan Sternlicht, Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division distinguished scientist for littoral sensing technologies and an OCEANS 2022 general co-chair, and Zdenka Willis, Marine Technology Society president, prepare to officially open the exhibition hall for all attendees at OCEANS 2022 in Virginia Beach, Va., Oct. 18. The hall housed more than 100 exhibition booths from global organizations involved with autonomy, ocean sciences and technological innovations. (U.S. Navy photo by Jeremy Roman)

NASA Official Inspires NSWC Dahlgren Audience to ‘Find Your Voice’ at Hispanic Heritage Month Observance
September 17, 2019
IMAGE: KING GEORGE, Va. (Sept. 13, 2019) – Sandra Alba Cauffman – acting division director of the Earth Science Division at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate – holds a plaque she received from Eunice Mercado, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Hispanic Employment Program manager, in appreciation of her keynote speech at the NSWCDD-sponsored Hispanic Heritage Month Observance. “Follow your dreams and do something you’re really passionate about,” said Cauffman, a native of Costa Rica, who was inspired to work for NASA while watching the Apollo 11 moon landing as a seven year old. Standing left to right are Luis Rodriguez, NSWCDD Hispanic Employment Program champion, Mercado, Cauffman, and Capt. Casey Plew, NSWCDD commanding officer.

Navy diving equipment tested by astronauts for space exploration missions
July 16, 2019
David Coan, extra vehicular activity lead for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Center dives at the Aquarius Reef Base underwater habitat.donning a Kirby Morgan-37 helmet equipped with the Divers Augmented Vision Device Generation 1.0 heads-up display during the 23rd NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations in June 2019.

NSWC Crane demonstrates continued support for NASA energy storage life cycle testing for more than 60 years
February 11, 2019