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