December 7, 2022

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A view of Earth as seen from the Artemis 1 Orion capsule more than 9 hours into flight on Nov. 16, 2022.

Artemis 1’s Orion capsule is still on track for a flyby of the Moon on Monday

NASA’s Artemis 1 Orion capsule is exceeding expectations in deep space and is still on track for a flyby of the moon on Monday (November 21), agency officials said.

The Artemis 1 Expedition Launched on Wednesday morning (November 16), sending an unmanned Orion toward the Moon over a massive crest Space launch system (SLS) missile. This is Orion’s first-ever trip beyond Earth’s orbit, mission team members said, but the capsule has been checking boxes like a veteran.