NASA’s Orion spacecraft splashed down Sunday afternoon, December 11, just off California’s Baja Peninsula in the Pacific Ocean. The 26-day Artemis 1 test mission marked a significant step toward returning astronauts to the moon. For a transcript of this story, click here.
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Who are the individuals and organizations involved in the Artemis 1 mission?
What object returned to earth after having left it 26 days earlier?
Where and When did Orion splashdown?
Why did NASA send Orion on the Artemis space mission?
How does NASA know if the Artemis 1 mission was a success?
Do you think NASA should return astronauts to the moon? How did you feel listening to Miles O’Brien discuss the significance of the Artemis 1 mission?
Media literacy: What additional information would you have included in the segment?
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