Tuesday, November 29, 2022

A Family Portrait: The Earth, The Moon & Orion | NASA's Artemis I Mission

A Family Portrait: The Earth, The Moon & Orion | NASA's Artemis I Mission

NASA's Artemis I Orion spacecraft looks back at the Earth and the Moon on Nov. 28, 2022, after surpassing the maximum distance of any other spacecraft built for humans. Orion is continuing to orbit the Moon in a distant retrograde orbit and will splash down in the Pacific Ocean on December 11, 2022.

The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration. It will demonstrate NASA's commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond. Orion is completing a 25-day test of all key systems. It will travel 280,000 miles from Earth, thousands of miles beyond the Moon. Orion will stay in space longer than any ship for astronauts has done without docking to a space station and return home faster and hotter than ever before.

On the Artemis III Mission, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the surface of the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone on the way to Mars. 

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Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC)/Thomas Appéré
Thomas' Flickr Page: http://bit.ly/3AQuRaD 
Capture Date: Nov. 28, 2022

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