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Water landing! NASA’s Orion successfully returns to Earth after historic Moon mission

At 12:40 p.m. EST on December 11, 2022, NASA’s Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission crashed in the Pacific Ocean after a 25.5-day mission to the Moon. Orion was recovered by the NASA Landing and Recovery Team, US Navy and Department of Defense partners aboard the USS Portland. Credit: NASA/Josh Valcarcel Sunday at 9:40 …

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NASA's Orion spacecraft is about to face its final test - and it's a big test

NASA’s Orion spacecraft is about to face its final test – and it’s a big test

Enlarge / Orion flew past the Moon on Monday as it prepared to return to Earth. Nasa NASA’s Artemis I mission is nearing completion, and so far Orion’s daring flight far beyond the Moon has gone about as well as the space agency could hope. However, to earn a passing grade, the mission must still …

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