NASA Orion Spacecraft Reentry Earth Artemis I
NASA Space Launch System (SLS) launched the uncrewed Orion spacecraft on November 16, 2022 from Kennedy Space Center, kicking off the Artemis I mission. Orion started orbiting the moon on around 9-days later and stayed there for almost a week before starting its journey back to Earth.



The spacecraft reentered Earth’s thick atmosphere at about 24,500 mph on December 11, which most certainly tested its heat shield. It was a success, but the heat shield ablated away differently than what NASA computer models had planned and what their ground testing predicted. In other words, there was more liberation of the charred material during reentry before it landed than they had expected. What’s next? NASA plans on launching the crewed Artemis II mission next year.

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