Artemis program

Artemis 1 spacecraft heads into Sunday's splashdown to wrap up historic mission

Artemis 1 spacecraft heads into Sunday’s splashdown to wrap up historic mission

Capping off a 25-day trip around the moon, NASA’s Artemis 1 spacecraft edged closer to Earth on Saturday, on track for a 25,000mph re-entry on Sunday that will subject the unmanned capsule to hellish hell of 5,000 degrees before splashing off Baja California. In an unexpected but symbolic coincidence, the end of the Artemis 1 …

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NASA's Orion spacecraft will crash off the coast of San Diego this weekend.  Meet the team tasked with recovering it

NASA’s Orion spacecraft will crash off the coast of San Diego this weekend. Meet the team tasked with recovering it

While Florida, Texas and Pasadena, California are often the epicenter of NASA’s space world here on Earth, San Diego will have its moonlit moment when the Orion spacecraft completes its final leg of the Artemis mission. I Sunday. Orion – the capsule that will one day carry America’s first woman and first person of color …

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What's next for the Orion spacecraft as it heads for the Moon

What’s next for the Orion spacecraft as it heads for the Moon

Artist’s rendering of Orion passing in front of the Moon, with an Earthrise in the background. Drawing: Nasa from NASA The Space Launch System lifted off on Wednesday, sending the uncrewed Orion spacecraft on a 25-day journey to the Moon and back. Orion is expected to reach its destination early next week, when it will …

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NASA officials order examination of hurricane-damaged insulation before moon rocket launch

NASA officials order examination of hurricane-damaged insulation before moon rocket launch

NASA officials cleared the agency’s Artemis lunar rocket to flee for the start of another countdown early Monday, but engineers must resolve questions about insulation damaged by the hurricane before the huge thruster could be cleared to take off on an unmanned moonshot. After several delays due to hydrogen fuel leaks and other issues, as …

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