Now back to Earth!
Orion is on its way home.
Just 19 days after liftoff, the Artemis I spacecraft is currently cruising back to Earth.
Orion completed a maneuver known as a return powered flyby, designed to break itself free from the Moon’s gravity.
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Here’s Artemis I’s final Moon maneuver, in 7 images:
1. Goodbye Moon! The lunar surface slips from view as Orion makes its way home. The capsule is set to splash down off the California coast on Dec. 11.