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Purposeful UniverseFebruary 23, 2023< 1 min read

NASA Artemis Mission [VIDEOS]

NASA Artemis Mission [VIDEOS]


What is Artemis 1?

Artemis 1 is the first of 3 rockets that NASA will use to establish human presence on the moon. Artemis 1 was launched the morning of November 16, 2022, and NASA plans to  launch Artemis 2 and Artemis 3 in the coming years. Watch the video below to learn more about Artemis 1.


NASA Artemis 1 Successful Splashdown

After launching, Artemis 1 arrived at the moon about 5 days later. It passed 80 nautical miles over the lunar surface, and then entered a distant retrograde orbit of the moon. Artemis 1 remained there until December 5th, when it began its return journey to Earth. On December 11, Artemis 1 successfully splashed down. Watch the video below to learn more about how the Artemis 1 mission was executed. 

Feature image credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky



Purposeful Universe

The Purposeful Universe seeks to explore and present, through award winning videos, the abundant order in nature that funnels biological systems toward increasing levels of complexity and sophistication—suggesting that human life is the purposeful outcome of a complex, ordered system.