Watch as NASA’s Orion spacecraft enters orbit after Artemis I success

NASA launches Artemis I rocket bound for the moon

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The Orion spacecraft is all set to splashdown to Earth today, completing a three week journey around the Moon as part of NASA’s Artemis programme. The capsule will make its triumphant return at a splashdown site near Guadalupe Island, in the Pacific Ocean, south of the primary landing area. The successful return of the Orion will pave the way for a crewed test flight in early 2024 — and subsequently humanity’s return to the Moon after more than 50 years. While the Artemis I mission was uncrewed for this test flight, the Orion cpasule is expected to carry astronauts on its next mission, provided the spacecraft returns home successfully. 


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Good afternoon from London. I’m Antony Ashkenaz, I’ll be bringing you all the latest developments on the Artemis I splashdown. Please feel free to get in touch with me as I work if you have a story or tips to share! Your thoughts are always welcome.


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