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

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.

NASA via YouTube