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Gung Ho Vids : U.S. Navy divers from USS Anchorage (LPD 23) recover the NASA Orion space capsule after it splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on December 5, 2014.

Andrew Novitsky : Who is dat mikkey mouse?

ronettreker : 3:29 That guy has a frog instead of a camera on his helmet. Just to let you know.

datsme : All this dumb water training exercise--Russia land on dirt! Open capsule door, cosmonaut jump out, drink vodka, eat, nap, get in boat, wait for American capsule.

U.S. Military Technology : good job, gung ho vids

Manchester Hall : 2:08 someone just had to send a photo home.

Scott Wolf : Great, we've built a slightly larger version of the Apollo Command Module, 55 years after NASA awarded North American Aviation the contract for the above mentioned.

TheFiscallySound : WOW .. NASA has really advanced manned spaceflight! Mercury in the 60's was recovered this way .. and so were Gemini and Apollo! I bet some young NASA scientist came up with this idea! Sigh

CursedWarrior100 : So glad NASA is still up and running :) We have made some great strides when it comes to space technology.

radbcc : I still don't understand why we complicate stuff. Why don't we land on solid ground and then recover like the Russians? Why add to the cost/complexity?

Arnd san : lord, that's looks so old fashion and not elegant at all, comparing with the graceful landing of a space-schuttle.

Wannie NG : 犀利

Midway : All the same capsule of Apollo. Back in the future.

Cristina Yapura : NASA ORION  CAPSULE

carolinacasper C : wow, that is incredible Also, the Navy's ship looks amazing!

ItzYaBoySlade : I would like to have one of those awesome reflective heat tiles.

multi io : Surprisingly low-tech all around. There's men that actually need to go SWIMMING to recover the thing? One of these days, of them them is gonna be eaten by a shark. That'll be truly embarrassing.

Aerohk : the water, the sound, the spacecraft, it's too much lolol

Michael Klein : The coolest part of this video was that they freakin winched that thing straight into the ship. I love it, rockets were always better than the space shuttle.

Clark _Elite : what about Sharks? badass video

Inside Man : Back to splashdown recovery seems we are going retrograde  back to the 1960`s :(

treesniper12 : That million dollar US Navy Classified Hightech industrial camera noise at 2:07

datsme : Until they can prove they can dock, undock with ISS and return and land on earth, how can I believe they landed on the moon? Fishing this out of the water means nothing. I want to see it on fiery entry all the way to splash. I want to see them open the doors and out pops living humans. If you think there is a video of any of that please post a link here. If you think there is a good reason why no such links are available, please post that reason here.

Truth will be deleted : And the stickers on it never burnt off? If you believe this then I pray for your soul.

Ryan19812012 : NASA is going backwards i don't care what anyone says. If NASA managers didn't mate such stupid decisions we would have the space shuttles still, or even a new one built.

Aerohk : Lockheed Martin superiority!

nick butter : Retro Cars now Retro Space craft

DJ SCY : Is the Orion capsule bigger than the Apollo capsule?

printapaul : Back to the sixties !! This is so called progress ?

Muthoni Wanjiru : Orion's shape reminds me of R2D2's head

Lisa Marie Franks : How long have you been doing this? Your work is excellent.

Daz Margrave : awesome footage thanks for sharing such a epic moment.

Scritley : I can't imagine the hardships that our service men and women must go through on a constant basis to keep us safe and I'll be forever grateful... but this has got to be a great day on the job for these sailors!  Well done!

Fred Thompson : Imagine where we could be if we only invested in interplanetary space craft instead that DEATH TRAP Space Shuttle.

Rysiek Ochucki : Such a technology and yet no single video ever recorded from the start of the rocket till they get to the orbit. You know, like an onboard.

Robert Paul : Nothing like going backwards from the shuttle. Great job folks.

Paul Horn : This pictures looking so similar to the old Apollo, when they put the Moonman out. There is a repeatation of history, where is my mobile-morse-telegraph?

SergZak : fake! It was not burned!

greg liako : I must say this when I am looking at it: WE ARE FAR AWAY IN TECHNOLOGY FROM EXPLORING SPACE...

Matt Jones : Good job Navy and Astronauts.

CharlyRomeo2009 : Didn't  they do that back in the 60s?

逸致闲情 : 那美国国旗什么材质的?一点都没烧变色?

Marty theMartian : At 1:00 it looks like Mickey Mouse - Disney should pay NASA for the publicity.

W Zen : That capsule is a prop. Look how it bobs like a cork. There is definately no heat shield since that would add significant weight and prevent bobbing. I love the silhouette of it with the two balloons atop. It looks like Mickey Mouse.

Liberty and justice for all : This isn't going to fucking work if they take that thing to Mars by the time they get there they won't even be able to stand up they need to build a large interplanetary spaceship with centrifical gravity created by spinning the outside of the spacecraft like in 2001 that way they won't have to be in zero-g during the whole trip they built the Space Station there's no reason they couldn't build an interplanetary spacecraft that would just go back and forth and have Landers attached to it the main ship would remain in space indefinitely

tetekofa : NASA claims that the Orion capsule weights 20,000 lbs, yet floats like a Cork, go figure.

Stuart Lees : capsules, parachutes, splashdowns, frogmen fumbling around in a rolling sea.  we've come so far !!!

photosshop : Beautiful coverage, thank you to sharing this with the world.

steve1978ger : Although Orion shares its basic principles with Apollo, it's not the same at all. It is bigger and a completely new design. Space buffs should look forward and embrace it instead of reminiscing about the Shuttle. We all liked the Shuttle, but it didn't do much that can't be done with conventional rockets, its specs were based on requirements that do not exist anymore, it never lived up to the financial savings it promised, and compared to all other manned space flight systems it had an appalling safety record. For sustained human activity in space, what is needed is a reliable, versatile system with comparatively low operating costs. The Shuttle could never deliver that, Orion just might.

QNFee : those tiny white leters we see on the capsule is that some heat resistant paint ? and do you know what material that flag is. and i dont see the parachute