Orion Flies By Moon, Heading To Distant Retrograde Orbit

Credit: NASA
CAPE CANAVERAL—Five days into the Artemis I flight test, the Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft soared past the Moon, successfully conducting a 2-min. 30-sec. firing of its shuttle-era maneuvering engine on Nov. 21 to set up a slingshot maneuver into deeper space. The spacecraft’s legacy Orbital...

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