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ORION RETURNS TO EARTH, Dec 11, 2022, JSC, 12:40 pm ET

(NASA TV begins 11:00 am ET)

NASA will provide live coverage of Orion’s return to Earth and splashdown in the Pacific on December 11, 2022 beginning at 11:00 am ET.

The schedule of events as published on NASA’s website is as follows:

  • 11:00 am ET: NASA TV coverage of Orion entry and splashdown begins
  • 12:00 pm ET: Crew module and service module separation
  • 12:03 pm ET: Crew module raise maneuver to establish proper azimuth for reentry
  • 12:20 pm ET: Targeted entry interface/crew module entry interface
  • 12:40 pm ET: Orion splashdown
  • 3:00 pm ET: NASA TV post-splashdown briefing
  • 6:00 pm ET: Artemis Mission Highlights Recap


December 11
11:00 am - 11:00 pm