Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft on track for a return to Earth after moon flyby
Top News 6 December 2022 Mars Planet 0
The uncrewed spacecraft flying on NASA’s Artemis 1 mission passed a major milestone in its mission today (Dec. 5) when it successfully performed a 207-second engine burn while just just 79 miles (128 kilometers) above the lunar surface. The maneuver placed Orion on track to return home, where it will splash down in the Pacific Ocean on Dec. 11, if all goes according to plan.
And in a media teleconference on Monday (Dec. 5), Orion spaceccraft mission managers asserted that so far, that’s exactly how everything is going. “Everything that vehicle was asked to do, it’s done. And it’s done it phenomenally,” said Judd Frieling, flight director at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC).
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