On its way to the Moon, Artemis I catches the Earth rising behind the Moon

The Earth It rises from behind the moon In video captured by a camera mounted on one of the spacecraft’s solar panel wings Orion affiliate Container On a mission to orbit around the moon.

The video was captured at 1305 UTC on the sixth day of the flight Artemis I mission 25.5 days, shortly after the departure flyby and six minutes after the spacecraft regained contact with the space agency’s Deep Space Network.

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The Orion spacecraft is on its seventh day in the mission on Wednesday, November 23, a test flight around the white satellite paving the way for astronauts to fly on future missions.

It is expected that on November 25 at 21:30 UTC, the engine will kick in for insertion into the far retro orbit scheduled for the mission. On Saturday, Orion is expected to break the distance record achieved by a spacecraft designed for humans, to reach 400,000 km from Earth.

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