Nasa’s Orion capsule barrelled through Earth’s atmosphere and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday after making an uncrewed voyage around the moon.
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Nasa’s Orion spacecraft has captured a stunning photo of the Earth and moon from a point in space further from our home planet than any such craft built for human space travel has ventured thus far.
Nasa’s huge, next-generation rocket ship was on course on Wednesday for a crew-less voyage around the moon and back.
A new deep-space ground station being built in the Karoo region will come online by 2025 to help track history-making Nasa missions.
Citing a stubborn fuel leak, the space agency said the debut mission of its moon-to-Mars Artemis programme will be delayed by at least several weeks.
Nasa’s colossal next-generation rocket ship was set for its long-awaited debut launch on Monday on an uncrewed, six-week test flight around the moon and back.