December 11, 2022: We have splashdown! 50 years to the day after humanity’s last crewed landing on the moon, the Orion capsule completed the historic Artemis I mission with splashdown into the Pacific Ocean southwest of California. 

Over the course of 25.5 days and 2 flybys, the capsule came within 80 miles of the lunar surface, collected important safety data, and completed a number of deep space testing and science objectives. On its trip it even broke the record for longest distance traveled by a human-rated spacecraft. 

Odyssey is proud of contributing to Artemis I’s success. From hardware and software work on Lockheed’s Orion spacecraft, to testing and simulation work, to flight controller support at Johnson Space Center, Odyssey personnel have been involved in all aspects of the Artemis I mission. As we continue to build on our decade of work with Orion and the Artemis program, we look forward to the future and our shared successes to come. 

If you would like to be part of our next success working on Orion or other elements of the Artemis program, take a look at our Careers page! 

The Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission splashes down in the Pacific Ocean after a 25.5 day mission to the Moon. (Credit: NASA)