December 4, 2022

Orion capsule leaves lunar orbit, heads for moon flyby and return to Earth

December 1, 2022

Continuing a “drama-free” test flight, NASA’s unpiloted Orion spacecraft is set to fire its main engine Thursday to leave a distant orbit around the moon, heading for a flyby close to the lunar surface next week to swing onto a trajectory bringing it back to Earth for splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Dec. 11.

Spaceflight Now