# How does Orion take its bath (Hydro Impact Basin)?

In 2011 the NASA Langley Research Center completed the Hydro Impact Basin for conducting drop tests of the Orion spacecraft.

How much water is the basin filled with for these tests? Does the Orion displace a lot of water in these tests (that is, is much expelled from the basin)?

How is the basin refilled, if needed? Does it have built-in plumbing, or does NASA run a big hose out to fill the pool?

Bonus: Does Orion get to invite any friends to the pool party? (Are any non-Orion tests conducted in this pool, or planned to be conducted?)

Operational costs (water consumption, grounds maintenance, labor to operate/maintain basin) shall be considered and controlled to a range of \$2,000 to \$2,500 per year, not including actual testing activities.