Melissa Jones is the NASA Landing and Recovery Director for the Exploration Ground Systems Program at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Jones is responsible for leading NASA’s efforts for nominal and contingency retrieval of flight crew and crew module hardware worldwide. In this position, she also will lead the Artemis I Recovery Team that will partner with the U.S. Navy to recover the Artemis I Orion crew module from the Pacific Ocean as the NASA Recovery Director.
Latest Planetary Radio Appearances
Host Mat Kaplan greets the Orion capsule that has just returned from the Moon, and then presents some of the best of Planetary Radio’s 20 years.
Building the next spacesuit for Moon walkers, and a shipboard update on how the Artemis 1 Orion capsule will be recovered from the Pacific Ocean.
Join Mat Kaplan on a visit to Naval Base San Diego and the USS Anchorage, the amphibious ship that has just completed a round of Orion spacecraft recovery testing and practice.