NASA’s Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft begins long trip home

After flying to the moon and back, a NASA spacecraft should finally finish its long journey by the end of 2022.

The Orion spacecraft is on a truck bound for NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in coastal Florida after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean on Dec. 11 to conclude Artemis 1, NASA officials said in an update late Thursday (Dec. 21). The spacecraft orbited the moon before splashdown, and has been in preparation for its cross-country journey to Florida since arriving in San Diego port on Dec. 13.

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