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A cleat on a pier at the Washington Navy Yard

A cleat on a pier at the Washington Navy Yard

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Tesner Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A crewman tightens a line around a cleat in the docking well during an amphibious refresher training exercise aboard the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA 4)

A crewman tightens a line around a cleat in the docking well during an...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Nassau (LHA 4) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jeff Deaugustine Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A yellow tag identifies the crawler-transporter cleat that has a crack. The crack was noticed as the crawler-transporter was moving Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch Pad 39B. Rollout was delayed until the cleat could be replaced. The Space Shuttle was hard down on the pad several hours later. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC00pp1628

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A yellow tag identifies the crawler-tran...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A yellow tag identifies the crawler-transporter cleat that has a crack. The crack was noticed as the crawler-transporter was moving Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch Pad 39B. Rollo... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour finally rests on Launch Pad 39B after its rollout was delayed several hours to fix a broken cleat on the crawler-transporter. At the far left is the Rotating Service Structure. From the Fixed Service Structure, the Orbiter Access Arm is already extended to the orbiter. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC00pp1637

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour finally rests on...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour finally rests on Launch Pad 39B after its rollout was delayed several hours to fix a broken cleat on the crawler-transporter. At the far left is the Rotatin... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour is again on level ground after its backward trek from Launch Pad 39B. A broken cleat on the crawler-transporter forced the reverse movement so the cleat could be repaired before moving up the incline to the top of the pad. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC00padig061

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour is again on leve...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour is again on level ground after its backward trek from Launch Pad 39B. A broken cleat on the crawler-transporter forced the reverse movement so the cleat cou... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Removal and replacement of the cracked cleat (shoe) on the crawler-transporter (seen here with the Mobile Launcher Platform and Space Shuttle Endeavour on top) is nearly complete. The cracked cleat was noticed during rollout of Endeavour to Launch Pad 39B. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC00pp1633

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Removal and replacement of the cracked c...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Removal and replacement of the cracked cleat (shoe) on the crawler-transporter (seen here with the Mobile Launcher Platform and Space Shuttle Endeavour on top) is nearly complete. ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour is again on level ground after its backward trek from Launch Pad 39B. A broken cleat on the crawler-transporter forced the reverse movement so the cleat could be repaired before moving up the incline to the top of the pad. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00padig061

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour is again on leve...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour is again on level ground after its backward trek from Launch Pad 39B. A broken cleat on the crawler-transporter forced the reverse movement so the cleat cou... More

The crack in the crawler-transporter cleat that stalled rollout of Space Shuttle Endeavour can be seen as a white dotted line on the top-center and running down the side. The cleat rests on the ground near Launch Pad 39B. The cracked cleat forced the reverse of the rollout back outside the pad gate so the cleat could be repaired on flat ground before moving up the incline to the top of the pad. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00dig066

The crack in the crawler-transporter cleat that stalled rollout of Spa...

The crack in the crawler-transporter cleat that stalled rollout of Space Shuttle Endeavour can be seen as a white dotted line on the top-center and running down the side. The cleat rests on the ground near Laun... More

This close-up shows the crawler-transporter’s broken cleat (center foreground, with a yellow ribbon around it) that caused the backward trek of Space Shuttle Endeavour from Launch Pad 39B. The Shuttle retreated to level ground so the broken cleat could be repaired. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00padig062

This close-up shows the crawler-transporter’s broken cleat (center for...

This close-up shows the crawler-transporter’s broken cleat (center foreground, with a yellow ribbon around it) that caused the backward trek of Space Shuttle Endeavour from Launch Pad 39B. The Shuttle retreated... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A worker adjusts equipment to remove a broken cleat (shoe) on the crawler-transporter moving the Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch Pad 39B. The crack was noticed as the crawler-transporter started up the incline to the pad. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00pp1631

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A worker adjusts equipment to remove a b...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A worker adjusts equipment to remove a broken cleat (shoe) on the crawler-transporter moving the Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch Pad 39B. The crack was noticed as the crawler-tra... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers stand by while the broken cleat (shoe) on the crawler-transporter is removed. The crack was noticed as the crawler-transporter, moving Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch Pad 39B, started up the incline to the pad. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00pp1632

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers stand by while the broken cleat ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers stand by while the broken cleat (shoe) on the crawler-transporter is removed. The crack was noticed as the crawler-transporter, moving Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch Pad... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers stand by while the broken cleat (shoe) on the crawler-transporter is removed. The crack was noticed as the crawler-transporter, moving Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch Pad 39B, started up the incline to the pad. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC00pp1632

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers stand by while the broken cleat ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers stand by while the broken cleat (shoe) on the crawler-transporter is removed. The crack was noticed as the crawler-transporter, moving Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch Pad... More

The cracked cleat on the crawler-transporter track that stalled the rollout of Space Shuttle Endeavour lies on the ground near Launch Pad 39B. The cracked cleat forced the reverse of the rollout back outside the pad gate so the cleat could be repaired on flat ground before moving up the incline to the top of the pad. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00dig065

The cracked cleat on the crawler-transporter track that stalled the ro...

The cracked cleat on the crawler-transporter track that stalled the rollout of Space Shuttle Endeavour lies on the ground near Launch Pad 39B. The cracked cleat forced the reverse of the rollout back outside th... More

This close-up shows the crawler-transporter’s broken cleat (center left, with a yellow ribbon around it) that caused the backward trek of Space Shuttle Endeavour from Launch Pad 39B. The Shuttle retreated to level ground so the broken cleat could be repaired. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00padig064

This close-up shows the crawler-transporter’s broken cleat (center lef...

This close-up shows the crawler-transporter’s broken cleat (center left, with a yellow ribbon around it) that caused the backward trek of Space Shuttle Endeavour from Launch Pad 39B. The Shuttle retreated to le... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour, atop the Mobile Launcher Platform, moves through the gate a second time to Launch Pad 39B. After a cracked cleat was noticed on one of the eight tracks on the crawler-transporter, the vehicle reversed direction to level ground where the cleat is being replaced. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00pp1634

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour, atop the Mobile...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour, atop the Mobile Launcher Platform, moves through the gate a second time to Launch Pad 39B. After a cracked cleat was noticed on one of the eight tracks on ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A repair crew works to remove a broken cleat (shoe) on the crawler-transporter moving the Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch Pad 39B. The crack was noticed as the crawler-transporter started up the incline to the pad. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00pp1630

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A repair crew works to remove a broken c...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A repair crew works to remove a broken cleat (shoe) on the crawler-transporter moving the Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch Pad 39B. The crack was noticed as the crawler-transporte... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A yellow tag identifies the crawler-transporter cleat that has a crack. The crack was noticed as the crawler-transporter was moving Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch Pad 39B. Rollout was delayed until the cleat could be replaced. The Space Shuttle was hard down on the pad several hours later. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00pp1628

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A yellow tag identifies the crawler-tran...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A yellow tag identifies the crawler-transporter cleat that has a crack. The crack was noticed as the crawler-transporter was moving Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch Pad 39B. Rollo... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour is nearly through the gate on its backward trek from Launch Pad 39B. A broken cleat on the crawler-transporter forced the reverse movement so the cleat could be repaired before moving up the incline to the top of the pad. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC00padig060

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour is nearly throug...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour is nearly through the gate on its backward trek from Launch Pad 39B. A broken cleat on the crawler-transporter forced the reverse movement so the cleat coul... More

After repair of a cracked cleat on the crawler-transporter, Space Shuttle Endeavour finally rests on Launch Pad 39B. To the left is the Rotating Service Structure. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00dig067

After repair of a cracked cleat on the crawler-transporter, Space Shut...

After repair of a cracked cleat on the crawler-transporter, Space Shuttle Endeavour finally rests on Launch Pad 39B. To the left is the Rotating Service Structure. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour and the Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) start backing through the gate to Launch Pad 39B after a cracked cleat was discovered on the crawler-transporter. Workers near the pad (behind the crawler track) look at the cleats. The vehicle, which moves the MLP and Shuttle at about 1 mph, has a leveling system designed to keep the top of the Space Shuttle vertical while negotiating the 5 percent grade leading to the top of the pad. When the Shuttle-MLP are back on level ground, the crawler tracks will be inspected and the broken cleat repaired. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00padig059

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour and the Mobile L...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour and the Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) start backing through the gate to Launch Pad 39B after a cracked cleat was discovered on the crawler-transporter. Wor... More

A repair crew works to repair the broken cleat on the crawler-transporter, found as it was moving up the incline on Launch Pad 39B. The Shuttle retreated to level ground so the broken cleat could be repaired. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00padig063

A repair crew works to repair the broken cleat on the crawler-transpor...

A repair crew works to repair the broken cleat on the crawler-transporter, found as it was moving up the incline on Launch Pad 39B. The Shuttle retreated to level ground so the broken cleat could be repaired. E... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour and the Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) start backing through the gate to Launch Pad 39B after a cracked cleat was discovered on the crawler-transporter. Workers near the pad (behind the crawler track) look at the cleats. The vehicle, which moves the MLP and Shuttle at about 1 mph, has a leveling system designed to keep the top of the Space Shuttle vertical while negotiating the 5 percent grade leading to the top of the pad. When the Shuttle-MLP are back on level ground, the crawler tracks will be inspected and the broken cleat repaired. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC00padig059

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour and the Mobile L...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour and the Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) start backing through the gate to Launch Pad 39B after a cracked cleat was discovered on the crawler-transporter. Wor... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour finally rests on Launch Pad 39B after its rollout was delayed several hours to fix a broken cleat on the crawler-transporter. At the far left is the Rotating Service Structure. From the Fixed Service Structure, the Orbiter Access Arm is already extended to the orbiter. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00pp1637

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour finally rests on...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour finally rests on Launch Pad 39B after its rollout was delayed several hours to fix a broken cleat on the crawler-transporter. At the far left is the Rotatin... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour, atop the Mobile Launcher Platform, moves through the gate a second time to Launch Pad 39B. After a cracked cleat was noticed on one of the eight tracks on the crawler-transporter, the vehicle reversed direction to level ground where the cleat is being replaced. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC00pp1634

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour, atop the Mobile...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour, atop the Mobile Launcher Platform, moves through the gate a second time to Launch Pad 39B. After a cracked cleat was noticed on one of the eight tracks on ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A repair crew begin working on replacing a broken cleat on this track of the crawler-transporter. The crack was noticed as the crawler-transporter was moving Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch Pad 39B. Rollout was delayed until the cleat could be replaced. The Space Shuttle was hard down on the pad several hours later. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00pp1629

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A repair crew begin working on replacing...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A repair crew begin working on replacing a broken cleat on this track of the crawler-transporter. The crack was noticed as the crawler-transporter was moving Space Shuttle Endeavou... More

Space Shuttle Endeavour finally rests on Launch Pad 39B after its rollout was stalled several hours to fix a broken cleat on the crawler-transporter. To the left is the Rotating Service Structure. The Orbiter Access Arm is already extended from the Fixed Service Structure to the orbiter. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00dig068

Space Shuttle Endeavour finally rests on Launch Pad 39B after its roll...

Space Shuttle Endeavour finally rests on Launch Pad 39B after its rollout was stalled several hours to fix a broken cleat on the crawler-transporter. To the left is the Rotating Service Structure. The Orbiter A... More

The crack in the crawler-transporter cleat that delayed rollout of Space Shuttle Endeavour can be seen as a white dotted line on the top-center and running down the right side. The cleat rests on the ground near Launch Pad 39B. The cracked cleat forced the reverse of the rollout back outside the pad gate so the cleat could be replaced on flat ground before moving up the incline to the top of the pad. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00pp1636

The crack in the crawler-transporter cleat that delayed rollout of Spa...

The crack in the crawler-transporter cleat that delayed rollout of Space Shuttle Endeavour can be seen as a white dotted line on the top-center and running down the right side. The cleat rests on the ground nea... More

A new cleat, or shoe, for one of the tracks on the crawler-transporter sits on the ground near the vehicle (in the background). A cracked cleat was noticed on the crawler as it was rolling Space Shuttle Endeavour and the Mobile Launcher Platform out to Launch Pad 39B. The rollout is being suspended while the cleat is replaced. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00pp1635

A new cleat, or shoe, for one of the tracks on the crawler-transporter...

A new cleat, or shoe, for one of the tracks on the crawler-transporter sits on the ground near the vehicle (in the background). A cracked cleat was noticed on the crawler as it was rolling Space Shuttle Endeavo... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Removal and replacement of the cracked cleat (shoe) on the crawler-transporter (seen here with the Mobile Launcher Platform and Space Shuttle Endeavour on top) is nearly complete. The cracked cleat was noticed during rollout of Endeavour to Launch Pad 39B. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00pp1633

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Removal and replacement of the cracked c...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Removal and replacement of the cracked cleat (shoe) on the crawler-transporter (seen here with the Mobile Launcher Platform and Space Shuttle Endeavour on top) is nearly complete. ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A worker adjusts equipment to remove a broken cleat (shoe) on the crawler-transporter moving the Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch Pad 39B. The crack was noticed as the crawler-transporter started up the incline to the pad. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC00pp1631

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A worker adjusts equipment to remove a b...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A worker adjusts equipment to remove a broken cleat (shoe) on the crawler-transporter moving the Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch Pad 39B. The crack was noticed as the crawler-tra... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A repair crew works to remove a broken cleat (shoe) on the crawler-transporter moving the Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch Pad 39B. The crack was noticed as the crawler-transporter started up the incline to the pad. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC00pp1630

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A repair crew works to remove a broken c...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A repair crew works to remove a broken cleat (shoe) on the crawler-transporter moving the Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch Pad 39B. The crack was noticed as the crawler-transporte... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour is nearly through the gate on its backward trek from Launch Pad 39B. A broken cleat on the crawler-transporter forced the reverse movement so the cleat could be repaired before moving up the incline to the top of the pad. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00padig060

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour is nearly throug...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour is nearly through the gate on its backward trek from Launch Pad 39B. A broken cleat on the crawler-transporter forced the reverse movement so the cleat coul... More

Space Shuttle Endeavour finally rests on Launch Pad 39B after its rollout was stalled several hours to fix a broken cleat on the crawler-transporter. At the far left is the Rotating Service Structure. From the Fixed Service Structure, the Orbiter Access Arm is already extended to the orbiter. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC-00dig069

Space Shuttle Endeavour finally rests on Launch Pad 39B after its roll...

Space Shuttle Endeavour finally rests on Launch Pad 39B after its rollout was stalled several hours to fix a broken cleat on the crawler-transporter. At the far left is the Rotating Service Structure. From the ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A repair crew begin working on replacing a broken cleat on this track of the crawler-transporter. The crack was noticed as the crawler-transporter was moving Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch Pad 39B. Rollout was delayed until the cleat could be replaced. The Space Shuttle was hard down on the pad several hours later. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections KSC00pp1629

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A repair crew begin working on replacing...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A repair crew begin working on replacing a broken cleat on this track of the crawler-transporter. The crack was noticed as the crawler-transporter was moving Space Shuttle Endeavou... More

SECRETARY TOM RIDGE

SECRETARY TOM RIDGE

WILMINGTON, De. (Oct. 23, 2003)--The Honorable Frank A. LoBiondo, chairman, sub committee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation accompanies Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge as he speaks on the Mariti... More

SECRETARY TOM RIDGE

SECRETARY TOM RIDGE

WILMINGTON, De. (Oct. 23, 2003)--Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge speaks on the Maritime Transportation Security Act at the Port of Wilmington, Del. The Coast Guard Cutter Cleat patrols the river behind t... More

COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

WASHINGTON, DC (Sep. 7, 2004)--A crewmember aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cleat (WYTL-65615), homeported in Philadelphia, PA, watches as its small boat departs the ship for a patrol on the Potomac River in the... More

US Navy (USN) Boatswain's Mate Third Class (BM3) Davian Begay removes a mooring line from a dock cleat for cast off as the USN Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser USS CHOSIN (CG-65) departs Naval Station (NS) Pearl Harbor for a regularly scheduled deployment. The CHOSIN is deploying as part of Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1) in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)

US Navy (USN) Boatswain's Mate Third Class (BM3) Davian Begay removes ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Station, Pearl Harbor State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: CG-65 Scene Camera Operator: J... More

US Navy (USN) Sailors stationed at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, attach a bow plane mooring line from the USN Ticonderoga Class Missile Cruiser (Aegis) USS COWPENS (CG 63) to a cleat aboard the USN Large Harbor Tug MANISTEE (YTB 782), as the ship prepares to get underway. Tugboats are used to safely guide larger ships in and out of ports

US Navy (USN) Sailors stationed at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Hospital, Yokosuka Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Adam York, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Ser... More

A Sailor moors a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) to a cleat in the sponson aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

A Sailor moors a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) to a cleat in the s...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Apr. 04, 2007) A Sailor moors a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) to a cleat in the sponson aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is underway conducting T... More

Hurricane Irene response efforts

Hurricane Irene response efforts

PHILADELPHIA - Seaman Jeremiah Skiba and Seaman Kirk Johnson, crewmembers aboard Coast Guard Cutter Cleat, homeported in Philadelphia, remove a drifting dam marker from the Delaware River Aug. 29, 2011. The cre... More

Hurricane Irene response efforts

Hurricane Irene response efforts

PHILADELPHIA - Coast Guardsmen prepare to tow a mooring ball out of the center of the shipping channel in the Delaware River aboard Coast Guard Cutter Cleat, homeported in Philadelphia, Aug. 29, 2011. The moori... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Workers, on the deck of NASA's Liberty Star ship and in a boat in the Atlantic Ocean, prepare to begin testing of an Orion flight test capsule.    The Crew Module Recovery Attach Fitting Test (CRAFT) on the capsule, which began at-sea operations Nov. 29, is under way.  Multiple attach clips are being evaluated against the current recovery cleat configuration by U.S. Air Force pararescue jumpers (PJs) and a U.S. Navy diver. The 21st Century Ground Systems Program will use data collected from the tests to help develop ground operations support equipment that could be used to recover an uncrewed Orion flight test capsule after splashdown. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle is NASA's next-generation spacecraft being developed for deep space missions to asteroids, moons and other interplanetary destinations throughout the solar system. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-2011-8177

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Workers, on the deck of NASA's Liberty Star shi...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Workers, on the deck of NASA's Liberty Star ship and in a boat in the Atlantic Ocean, prepare to begin testing of an Orion flight test capsule. The Crew Module Recovery Attach Fitting ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Testing is under way on an Orion flight test capsule in the Atlantic Ocean.  The tests are being monitored by workers aboard NASA's Liberty Star ship.    The Crew Module Recovery Attach Fitting Test (CRAFT) on the capsule, which began at-sea operations Nov. 29, is under way.  Multiple attach clips are being evaluated against the current recovery cleat configuration by U.S. Air Force pararescue jumpers (PJs) and a U.S. Navy diver. The 21st Century Ground Systems Program will use data collected from the tests to help develop ground operations support equipment that could be used to recover an uncrewed Orion flight test capsule after splashdown. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle is NASA's next-generation spacecraft being developed for deep space missions to asteroids, moons and other interplanetary destinations throughout the solar system. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-2011-8180

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Testing is under way on an Orion flight test ca...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Testing is under way on an Orion flight test capsule in the Atlantic Ocean. The tests are being monitored by workers aboard NASA's Liberty Star ship. The Crew Module Recovery Attach F... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Port Canaveral in Florida, NASA's Liberty Star ship, with an Orion flight test capsule secured to its deck, heads out of port toward the Atlantic Ocean.    Liberty Star has been enlisted to support the Crew Module Recovery Attach Fitting Test (CRAFT) which began at-sea operations Nov. 29.  Multiple attach clips are being evaluated against the current recovery cleat configuration by U.S. Air Force pararescue jumpers (PJs) and a U.S. Navy diver. The 21st Century Ground Systems Program will use data collected from the tests to help develop ground operations support equipment that could be used to recover an uncrewed Orion flight test capsule after splashdown. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle is NASA's next-generation spacecraft being developed for deep space missions to asteroids, moons and other interplanetary destinations throughout the solar system. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs KSC-2011-8153

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Port Canaveral in Florida, NASA's Liberty St...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Port Canaveral in Florida, NASA's Liberty Star ship, with an Orion flight test capsule secured to its deck, heads out of port toward the Atlantic Ocean. Liberty Star has been enlist... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – An Orion flight test capsule makes a splash into the Atlantic Ocean as it slides from the deck of NASA's Liberty Star ship into the water.    The Crew Module Recovery Attach Fitting Test (CRAFT) on the capsule, which began at-sea operations Nov. 29, is under way.  Multiple attach clips are being evaluated against the current recovery cleat configuration by U.S. Air Force pararescue jumpers (PJs) and a U.S. Navy diver. The 21st Century Ground Systems Program will use data collected from the tests to help develop ground operations support equipment that could be used to recover an uncrewed Orion flight test capsule after splashdown. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle is NASA's next-generation spacecraft being developed for deep space missions to asteroids, moons and other interplanetary destinations throughout the solar system. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-2011-8174

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – An Orion flight test capsule makes a splash int...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – An Orion flight test capsule makes a splash into the Atlantic Ocean as it slides from the deck of NASA's Liberty Star ship into the water. The Crew Module Recovery Attach Fitting Test ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Liberty Star ship departs Port Canaveral in Florida with an Orion flight test capsule secured to its deck.    Liberty Star has been enlisted to support the Crew Module Recovery Attach Fitting Test (CRAFT) which began at-sea operations Nov. 29.  Multiple attach clips are being evaluated against the current recovery cleat configuration by U.S. Air Force pararescue jumpers (PJs) and a U.S. Navy diver. The 21st Century Ground Systems Program will use data collected from the tests to help develop ground operations support equipment that could be used to recover an uncrewed Orion flight test capsule after splashdown. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle is NASA's next-generation spacecraft being developed for deep space missions to asteroids, moons and other interplanetary destinations throughout the solar system. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs KSC-2011-8151

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Liberty Star ship departs Port Canaveral...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Liberty Star ship departs Port Canaveral in Florida with an Orion flight test capsule secured to its deck. Liberty Star has been enlisted to support the Crew Module Recovery Att... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – An Orion flight test capsule aboard the deck of NASA's Liberty Star ship is moments away from being pulled overboard into the Atlantic Ocean.    The Crew Module Recovery Attach Fitting Test (CRAFT) on the capsule, which began at-sea operations Nov. 29, is under way.  Multiple attach clips are being evaluated against the current recovery cleat configuration by U.S. Air Force pararescue jumpers (PJs) and a U.S. Navy diver. The 21st Century Ground Systems Program will use data collected from the tests to help develop ground operations support equipment that could be used to recover an uncrewed Orion flight test capsule after splashdown. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle is NASA's next-generation spacecraft being developed for deep space missions to asteroids, moons and other interplanetary destinations throughout the solar system. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-2011-8173

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – An Orion flight test capsule aboard the deck of...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – An Orion flight test capsule aboard the deck of NASA's Liberty Star ship is moments away from being pulled overboard into the Atlantic Ocean. The Crew Module Recovery Attach Fitting Te... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Port Canaveral in Florida, an Orion flight test capsule is secured to the deck of NASA's Liberty Star ship.    Liberty Star has been enlisted to support the Crew Module Recovery Attach Fitting Test (CRAFT) which began at-sea operations Nov. 29.  Multiple attach clips are being evaluated against the current recovery cleat configuration by U.S. Air Force pararescue jumpers (PJs) and a U.S. Navy diver. The 21st Century Ground Systems Program will use data collected from the tests to help develop ground operations support equipment that could be used to recover an uncrewed Orion flight test capsule after splashdown. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle is NASA's next-generation spacecraft being developed for deep space missions to asteroids, moons and other interplanetary destinations throughout the solar system. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs KSC-2011-8150

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Port Canaveral in Florida, an Orion flight t...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Port Canaveral in Florida, an Orion flight test capsule is secured to the deck of NASA's Liberty Star ship. Liberty Star has been enlisted to support the Crew Module Recovery Attach... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Liberty Star ship heads into the Atlantic Ocean where tests will be performed on an Orion flight test capsule.    The Crew Module Recovery Attach Fitting Test (CRAFT) on the capsule, which began at-sea operations Nov. 29, is under way.  Multiple attach clips are being evaluated against the current recovery cleat configuration by U.S. Air Force pararescue jumpers (PJs) and a U.S. Navy diver. The 21st Century Ground Systems Program will use data collected from the tests to help develop ground operations support equipment that could be used to recover an uncrewed Orion flight test capsule after splashdown. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle is NASA's next-generation spacecraft being developed for deep space missions to asteroids, moons and other interplanetary destinations throughout the solar system. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-2011-8172

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Liberty Star ship heads into the Atlanti...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Liberty Star ship heads into the Atlantic Ocean where tests will be performed on an Orion flight test capsule. The Crew Module Recovery Attach Fitting Test (CRAFT) on the capsul... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Workers on the deck of NASA's Liberty Star ship prepare for testing in the Atlantic Ocean of an Orion flight test capsule to begin.    The Crew Module Recovery Attach Fitting Test (CRAFT) on the capsule, which began at-sea operations Nov. 29, is under way.  Multiple attach clips are being evaluated against the current recovery cleat configuration by U.S. Air Force pararescue jumpers (PJs) and a U.S. Navy diver. The 21st Century Ground Systems Program will use data collected from the tests to help develop ground operations support equipment that could be used to recover an uncrewed Orion flight test capsule after splashdown. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle is NASA's next-generation spacecraft being developed for deep space missions to asteroids, moons and other interplanetary destinations throughout the solar system. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-2011-8175

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Workers on the deck of NASA's Liberty Star ship...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Workers on the deck of NASA's Liberty Star ship prepare for testing in the Atlantic Ocean of an Orion flight test capsule to begin. The Crew Module Recovery Attach Fitting Test (CRAFT)... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Liberty Star ship, with an Orion flight test capsule secured to its deck, passes through the mouth of Port Canaveral in Florida into the Atlantic Ocean.    Liberty Star has been enlisted to support the Crew Module Recovery Attach Fitting Test (CRAFT) which began at-sea operations Nov. 29.  Multiple attach clips are being evaluated against the current recovery cleat configuration by U.S. Air Force pararescue jumpers (PJs) and a U.S. Navy diver. The 21st Century Ground Systems Program will use data collected from the tests to help develop ground operations support equipment that could be used to recover an uncrewed Orion flight test capsule after splashdown. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle is NASA's next-generation spacecraft being developed for deep space missions to asteroids, moons and other interplanetary destinations throughout the solar system. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs KSC-2011-8156

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Liberty Star ship, with an Orion flight ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Liberty Star ship, with an Orion flight test capsule secured to its deck, passes through the mouth of Port Canaveral in Florida into the Atlantic Ocean. Liberty Star has been en... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Workers on the deck of NASA's Liberty Star ship prepare for testing in the Atlantic Ocean of an Orion flight test capsule to begin.    The Crew Module Recovery Attach Fitting Test (CRAFT) on the capsule, which began at-sea operations Nov. 29, is under way.  Multiple attach clips are being evaluated against the current recovery cleat configuration by U.S. Air Force pararescue jumpers (PJs) and a U.S. Navy diver. The 21st Century Ground Systems Program will use data collected from the tests to help develop ground operations support equipment that could be used to recover an uncrewed Orion flight test capsule after splashdown. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle is NASA's next-generation spacecraft being developed for deep space missions to asteroids, moons and other interplanetary destinations throughout the solar system. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-2011-8176

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Workers on the deck of NASA's Liberty Star ship...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Workers on the deck of NASA's Liberty Star ship prepare for testing in the Atlantic Ocean of an Orion flight test capsule to begin. The Crew Module Recovery Attach Fitting Test (CRAFT)... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Liberty Star ship departs Port Canaveral in Florida with an Orion flight test capsule secured to its deck.    Liberty Star has been enlisted to support the Crew Module Recovery Attach Fitting Test (CRAFT) which began at-sea operations Nov. 29.  Multiple attach clips are being evaluated against the current recovery cleat configuration by U.S. Air Force pararescue jumpers (PJs) and a U.S. Navy diver. The 21st Century Ground Systems Program will use data collected from the tests to help develop ground operations support equipment that could be used to recover an uncrewed Orion flight test capsule after splashdown. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle is NASA's next-generation spacecraft being developed for deep space missions to asteroids, moons and other interplanetary destinations throughout the solar system. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs KSC-2011-8152

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Liberty Star ship departs Port Canaveral...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA's Liberty Star ship departs Port Canaveral in Florida with an Orion flight test capsule secured to its deck. Liberty Star has been enlisted to support the Crew Module Recovery Att... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Preparations are under way at Port Canaveral in Florida for the early-morning departure of NASA's Liberty Star ship.    Liberty Star has been enlisted to support the Crew Module Recovery Attach Fitting Test (CRAFT) which began at-sea operations Nov. 29.  Multiple attach clips are being evaluated against the current recovery cleat configuration by U.S. Air Force pararescue jumpers (PJs) and a U.S. Navy diver. The 21st Century Ground Systems Program will use data collected from the tests to help develop ground operations support equipment that could be used to recover an uncrewed Orion flight test capsule after splashdown. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle is NASA's next-generation spacecraft being developed for deep space missions to asteroids, moons and other interplanetary destinations throughout the solar system. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs KSC-2011-8149

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Preparations are under way at Port Canaveral in...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Preparations are under way at Port Canaveral in Florida for the early-morning departure of NASA's Liberty Star ship. Liberty Star has been enlisted to support the Crew Module Recovery ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Testing is under way on an Orion flight test capsule in the Atlantic Ocean.  The tests are being monitored by workers aboard NASA's Liberty Star ship.    The Crew Module Recovery Attach Fitting Test (CRAFT) on the capsule, which began at-sea operations Nov. 29, is under way.  Multiple attach clips are being evaluated against the current recovery cleat configuration by U.S. Air Force pararescue jumpers (PJs) and a U.S. Navy diver. The 21st Century Ground Systems Program will use data collected from the tests to help develop ground operations support equipment that could be used to recover an uncrewed Orion flight test capsule after splashdown. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle is NASA's next-generation spacecraft being developed for deep space missions to asteroids, moons and other interplanetary destinations throughout the solar system. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/orion. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-2011-8179

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Testing is under way on an Orion flight test ca...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Testing is under way on an Orion flight test capsule in the Atlantic Ocean. The tests are being monitored by workers aboard NASA's Liberty Star ship. The Crew Module Recovery Attach F... More

Petty Officer 1st Class David Brophy, a crew member

Petty Officer 1st Class David Brophy, a crew member

Petty Officer 1st Class David Brophy, a crew member stationed aboard the Coast Cutter Cleat, teaches his son, Cameron, about the cutter while anchored in the Delaware River Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. The Cleat cr... More

Petty Officer 1st Class David Brophy and Petty Officer

Petty Officer 1st Class David Brophy and Petty Officer

Petty Officer 1st Class David Brophy and Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Randall, crew members stationed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Cleat, homeported in Philadelphia, talk to two Coast Guard children while anc... More

Petty Officer 1st Class Ben Heinze navigates the Coast

Petty Officer 1st Class Ben Heinze navigates the Coast

Petty Officer 1st Class Ben Heinze navigates the Coast Guard Cutter Cleat, a 65-foot ice breaking-tug, to help free a local tugboat stuck in the upper Chesapeake Bay ice Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. The crew of the C... More

Senior Chief Petty Officer A.J. Pulkkinen, the officer

Senior Chief Petty Officer A.J. Pulkkinen, the officer

Senior Chief Petty Officer A.J. Pulkkinen, the officer in charge aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Cleat, homeported in Philadelphia, and Bill Fennecken, a Coast Guard Auxiliary member, watch two children of Coast ... More

Petty Officer 1st Class Ben Heinze navigates the Coast

Petty Officer 1st Class Ben Heinze navigates the Coast

Petty Officer 1st Class Ben Heinze navigates the Coast Guard Cutter Cleat, a 65-foot ice breaking-tug, to help free a local tugboat stuck in the upper Chesapeake Bay ice Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. The crew of the C... More

Petty Officer 1st Class Ben Heinze navigates the Coast

Petty Officer 1st Class Ben Heinze navigates the Coast

Petty Officer 1st Class Ben Heinze navigates the Coast Guard Cutter Cleat, a 65-foot ice breaking-tug, clearing the boating channel in the upper Chesapeake Bay ice Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. The crew of the Cleat, ... More