artist's rendering of Orion in orbit of Moon

Far Out

Orion sets a new spaceflight record on Artemis Moon orbit

Artemis is living up to its inspirations.


NASA/Keegan Barber

NASA’s Artemis I craft launched just before 2 a.m. Eastern on November 16, sending the Orion spacecraft on a mission to pave the way for the first crewed Moon mission since Apollo.


On the way to that lofty goal, it’s already broken a record set by Apollo 13.