SHARECOMMENTMORE

NORFOLK, Virginia (WAVY) -- The Navy and NASA are testing out how they'll recover astronauts once they splash down in the ocean following future missions to deep space.

On Thursday, a team of Navy divers and the crew of the USS Arlington practiced retrieving a full-sized mock-up of the Orion Command Module from waters at Naval Station Norfolk. The space capsule is expected to launch next November.

"When you do a test like this, you spend a long time putting these things on paper, but it's orchestrated with so many groups of folks that all have to come together," said Scott Wilson with NASA.