Orion spacecraft with all its parachutes deployed, with the ocean in the background and clouds above

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Orion Splashdown: Watch Artemis I's final moments in 11 breathtaking images

The historic mission ended with a splash.


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Orion is back from the Moon.

On December 11, the capsule safely splashed down into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California.

Its dramatic re-entry marks the end of Artemis I.

NASA’s Moon mission was the first in a series of missions aimed at bringing humans back to the lunar surface by 2025.

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