NASA to Share Artemis I Update with Orion at Farthest Point from Earth

Orion snapped this high-resolution selfie in space on November 18, 2022, with a camera mounted on its solar array wing during a routine external inspection of the spacecraft on the third day into the Artemis I mission.
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NASA will host a news conference at 5 p.m. EST Monday, Nov. 28, from the agencys Johnson Space Center in Houston to discuss the status of the uncrewed Artemis I flight test as the Orion spacecraft reaches the mid-point of its Moon mission and its farthest distance from Earth at nearly 270,000 miles away.

Orion entered a distant lunar orbit on at 4:52 p.m. EST Friday, Nov. 25, where the spacecraft will remain for about a week to test systems in a deep space environment about 40,000 miles above the lunar surface before beginning the journey back to Earth.

NASA will provide live coverage of the briefing on NASA Television, the agencyswebsite, and theNASA app.

Participants will include:

Bill Nelson, NASA administrator

  • Mike Sarafin, Artemis I mission manager, NASA Headquarters
  • Rick LaBrode, flight director, NASA Johnson
  • Howard Hu, Orion Program manager, NASA Johnson
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