NASA’s Artemis I mission reaches moon for first powered flyby maneuver

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — NASA’s Artemis I mission has reached the moon.


The Orion spacecraft will perform its first powered lunar flyby maneuver Monday morning.

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NASA said the spacecraft will be around 80 miles from the moon’s surface around 7:57 a.m., at its closest point during the flyby.

Artemis I launched from Florida’s Space Coast on Wednesday morning.

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The mission is a vital test in NASA’s efforts to get astronauts back on the moon in the next few years.

Channel 9 will continue to monitor the Artemis I mission and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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