NASA made a splash immediately (April 6) by dropping a check model of its Orion crew capsule for future moon missions right into a pool. 

The 14,000-lb. (6,400 kilograms) check capsule, a virtually similar duplicate of the actual Orion, plunged into the Hydro Affect Basin at NASA’s Langley Analysis Middle in Hampton, Virginia, at 2:02 p.m. EDT (1802 GMT) immediately. It was launched from a top of about 7 toes (2 meters) and solely fell for a couple of second earlier than it splashed into the water.