The Orion spacecraft is back in Florida after Artemis I, a direct deposit on Mars, and an insightful mission comes to an end. These are a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!
The Orion spacecraft is back in Florida, after Artemis I …
A direct deposit on Mars …
And an insightful mission comes to an end…
a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!
Artemis I Orion Spacecraft Returns to Kennedy Space Center
The Orion spacecraft that completed the 1.4-million-mile Artemis I mission beyond the Moon and back, has been safely retrieved from the Pacific Ocean and transported back to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The spacecraft will undergo post-flight analysis ahead of the first crewed flight of Orion on Artemis II.
Perseverance Rover Deposits First Sample on Mars Surface
NASA’s Perseverance rover recently deposited a titanium tube, filled with a rock sample, onto the surface of Mars. It is the first of about 10 sample tubes the rover is expected to eventually leave at a location on Mars called “Three Forks.” Sample tubes dropped off there could be returned to Earth by the future Mars Sample Return campaign.
NASA Retires InSight Mars Lander Mission
Mission managers have ended the InSight mission on Mars after consecutive attempts to contact the spacecraft failed. InSight spent more than four years collecting unique science about the interior layers of Mars that is helping us better understand all rocky planets, including Earth.
Apollo Astronaut Walter Cunningham Dies at 90
Former NASA astronaut Walter Cunningham passed away on January 3. Cunningham flew on the first crewed Apollo flight, and later served as chief astronaut for the Skylab program. Walt Cunningham was 90 years old.
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