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The Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft has completed its test flight, but has not yet tested life support

The Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft has completed its test flight, but has not yet tested life support

The European-built service module powering the Orion spacecraft on the Artemis 1 mission nailed its maiden trip to the moon, but a key system to keep future human crews alive was not tested during the flight.

The Orion capsulewhich the rematch began since its groundbreaking journey on Thursday (Dec. 1), is currently not full of breathable air, European space giant Airbus told Space.com. According to Airbus, which built Orion Service Modulethe capsule’s life support system will be fully tested only in ground-based laboratories before the first flight with astronauts in 2024.



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