Another giant leap - Artemis 1 returns to Earth
On 11 December 2022, NASA’s historic Artemis 1 mission successfully concluded with splashdown of the Orion spacecraft in the Pacific Ocean.
The mission was an uncrewed flight test, with Orion orbiting the moon, paving the way for future crewed missions.
Artemis 1 was the first step in a new era of space exploration which aims to establish a long-term presence on the moon and, beyond that, send astronauts to Mars for the first time.
In this episode, Professor Andy Newsam and Professor Matt Darnley from LJMU’s Astrophysics Research Institute discuss the success of the mission, what it means for the future of space exploration and whether they’d ever fancy being on board a future mission.