NASA’s Orion capsule sent back a spectacular image of the Moon. The spacecraft passed 130 kilometers (80 miles) above the lunar surface during the Artemis 1 mission’s closest approach to Earth’s natural satellite.
The photo was taken using Orion’s optical navigation system, which captures black-and-white images of the Earth and Moon at various phases and distances, NASA explained in a news release posted on Instagram.
NASA has shared four images of different regions of the Moon. The published photo is the closest satellite image since the Apollo program ended in 1975, according to the post.
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The post goes on to say, “Orion also passed through the landing sites of Apollo 11, 12 and 14, and a distant retrograde orbit, a high-altitude orbit that moves Orion in the opposite direction as the Moon orbits the Earth. We are heading towards,” he said. .”
It is the first time in half a century that a space capsule has completed a lunar flyby. Artemis I is an unmanned mission designed to test NASA’s Space Launch System rocket and his Orion spacecraft before astronauts embark on future missions. If the mission is successful, Artemis 1 will be followed by his 2024 manned orbital trip to the moon (Artemis 2), which could lead to the first humans of color landing on the moon the following year.
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