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NASA’s Orion capsule made a blisteringly fast return from the moon Sunday, parachuting into the Pacific off Mexico to conclude a test flight that should clear the way for astronauts on the next lunar flyby.
By Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
Sunday is marks the end of Orion's nearly four-week trip around the moon and back.
By Bella Isaacs-Thomas
NASA's Orion capsule is on its way home from the moon to wrap up a three-week test flight. The capsule and its test dummies came within 80 miles of the far side of the moon Monday.
NASA held an Artemis I mission status briefing Monday to preview Orion's distant retrograde orbit departure on Dec. 1 and recovery assets preparations for Dec. 11 splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.
By Associated Press
NASA's Orion capsule has reached the moon, whipping around the far side and passing within about 80 miles. The close approach occurred Monday as the crew capsule and its three test dummies were on the far side of the moon.
By Jenny Marder and Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
Watch the Orion spacecraft launch live here on the PBS NewsHour.
By Miles O'Brien
NASA astrobiologist Chris McKay travels the most remote parts of Earth to understand how life might survive on other planets. But he’s also investigating another potential life form in space: humans. Can humans become a multi-planet species, he asks. Can…
By Travis Daub and Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
It will take a big rocket to get to Mars, and a big space capsule to protect humans during the months-long journey. It also takes decades of testing and development to plan a mission that will take humans…
Lockheed Martin unveils a prototype of its new Orion space vehicle.
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