Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft flies Apollo 13 record distance

NASA’s Artemis 1 Orion capsule has now traveled farther beyond Earth than any spacecraft designed to carry astronauts.

The unmanned Orion flew the record distance (opens in a new tab) made by the Apollo 13 “Odyssey” command module at 248,655 miles from Earth (216,075 nautical miles or 400,171 kilometers) at approximately 8:40 a.m. EST (1340 GMT) on Saturday, November 26.

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