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NASA managers thrilled with initial results of Artemis moon mission

November 22, 2022

NASA’s unpiloted Orion moonship, sailing smoothly toward a remote lunar orbit after a spectacular low-altitude flyby Monday, is operating in near-flawless fashion, mission managers reported Monday, out-performing expectations on a flight needed to pave the way toward the first piloted mission in 2024.

Live coverage: Orion spacecraft slingshots by the moon

November 21, 2022

NASA’s Orion spacecraft fired its main engine at 7:44 a.m. EST (1244 GMT) Monday and flew just 81 miles from the lunar surface in a maneuver designed to set up for the capsule’s insertion into a distant retrograde orbit around the moon later this week.

Orion capsule closes in for lunar flyby

November 20, 2022

Nearly five days after its sky-lighting launch, NASA’s unpiloted Orion crew capsule closed in on the moon Sunday, on course for a critical rocket firing and lunar flyby Monday to whip the craft into a distant orbit. The goal is to pave the way toward a piloted flight around the moon in 2024.

NASA triumphs in successful debut launch of huge SLS moon rocket

November 16, 2022

NASA’s huge Space Launch System moon rocket finally took off from Florida early Wednesday after a decade in development, sending an unpiloted Orion crew capsule toward lunar orbit on a 25-day test flight to lay a path for astronauts to return to the moon for the first time since 1972.

Live coverage: NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission finally underway

November 15, 2022

NASA’s oft-delayed Artemis 1 lunar test flight finally got off the ground at 1:47 a.m. EST (0647 GMT) Wednesday with the inaugural blastoff of NASA’s huge Space Launch System moon rocket from Kennedy Space Center. The unpiloted demonstration mission will pave the way for future human missions to the moon.

NASA clears Artemis moon rocket for Wednesday launch

November 14, 2022

NASA managers Monday reviewed the threat posed by hurricane-damaged insulation on the agency’s Artemis moon rocket and cleared the $4.1 billion booster for launch “as is” early Wednesday to kick off a long-delayed flight to boost an unpiloted Orion crew capsule around the moon and back.

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