NASA's Orion crew capsule is ready for its uncrewed trip to the Moon

Jon Fingas
Associate Editor
NASA's Orion crew capsule is ready for its uncrewed trip to the Moon

You knew the US wouldn't mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 without news about the country's next trip to the Moon . Both Lockheed Martin and NASA have confirmed completion of the Orion crew capsule that will play a key role in Artemis 1, the uncrewed mission that will fly past the Moon while verifying Orion, the Space Launch System and the associated support systems. Efforts are now focused on integrating the capsule with the service module and testing it ahead of launch processing in early 2020.