DSI Supports Historic Orion Launch

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (December 2, 2014) — Davis Strategic Innovations, Inc. (DSI), is proud to have played a part in the recent launch of NASA’s Orion capsule. 

The spacecraft launched on Dec. 5 at 6:05 a.m. (CST), atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. 

This is a new spacecraft series that NASA hopes will take astronauts beyond Earth’s orbit by the 2020s to an asteroid, and, ultimately, Mars. Orion passed its first test, flying 3,604 miles beyond Earth and lapping the planet twice. 

One of DSI’s team members was aboard the ship to recover the module as Orion re-entered Earth’s atmosphere and landed in the Pacific Ocean 275 miles west of Baja, Calif., about 4.5 hours after launch.

“At DSI, it is a privilege to support the historic Orion launch,” said Andrew Davis, DSI’s Director of Operations. “Every person supporting NASA should be proud of their contribution to this next great step in America’ space program. I will tell you, I am a little envious of our DSI team member who was on a ship in the Pacific recovering the Orion capsule!” 

DSI is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned small business dedicated to quality engineering, analysis, research, education, information technology, and exercises focused on technical, policy, and procedural issues to enhance national security. To find out more, please visit www.davisdsi.com or call (256) 489-0550.