The Orion spacecraft back on Earth after the Artemis 1 lunar mission
Steph Deschamps / December 12, 2022
The Nasa Orion spacecraft landed in the Pacific Ocean at the end of the Artemis 1 mission, which in a little more than 25 days went around the Moon, in order to prepare the return of humans to its surface in the coming years.
The capsule, which had no astronauts on board for this test flight, re-entered the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of about 40,000 km / h, and was then slowed down in its dizzying descent by a series of parachutes, according to live images from NASA. The spacecraft must now be recovered and placed aboard a U.S. Navy ship, off the Mexican island of Guadalupe.