Artemis 1 lunar mission splashes down after record-breaking flight

NASA’s Artemis 1 lunar mission ended today in a splashdown of the uncrewed Orion capsule in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California at 9:40 am PST, after which it was recovered by the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland.Continue Read… Continue reading Artemis 1 lunar mission splashes down after record-breaking flight

After 25 Days in Space, NASA’s Orion Moon Capsule Successfully Splashes Down

Splashdown successful. The announcer on NASA’s livestream called it a “text-book entry” for “America’s new ticket to ride — to the moon and beyond.”

After flying over 239,000 miles — and 80 miles over the surface of the moon — NASA’s un… Continue reading After 25 Days in Space, NASA’s Orion Moon Capsule Successfully Splashes Down

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Japanese Billionaire Unveils the 8 Artists He’ll Fly To the Moon On SpaceX’s Starship dearMoon Flight

A Japanese billionaire picked his crewmates for the first-ever artist-centered mission. Space.com reports: Yusaku Maezawa, who made his fortune as an online fashion retailer, announced the eight people who would be flying with him on the dearMoon missi… Continue reading Japanese Billionaire Unveils the 8 Artists He’ll Fly To the Moon On SpaceX’s Starship dearMoon Flight

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NASA restores contact after Orion mysteriously goes dark for 47 minutes

After a successful lift-off from the Kennedy Space Center last Wednesday and a close fly-by of the Moon earlier this week, it had been pretty smooth sailing for NASA’s Artemis I mission so far. Mission control has now experienced a small hiccup, howeve… Continue reading NASA restores contact after Orion mysteriously goes dark for 47 minutes