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Artemis I Orion Heat Shield Inspections

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
January 7, 2023
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Artemis I Orion Heat Shield Inspections
Heatshield inspection

Inside the Multi Payload Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, engineers and technicians conduct inspections of the heat shield on the Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission.

Orion returned to Kennedy on Dec. 30, 2022, after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean on Dec. 11 following a 25-day mission around the Moon.

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