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Artemis I Shares 1st View for Earth after Historic Launch

Thu 17 Nov 2022 | 08:54 PM
Rana Atef

Historic Artemis I mission shared the earliest photo for Earth after the highly-anticipated launch, on Wednesday.

The photo of the Earth in the sky was released after nine hours of launching the Artemis I spacecraft. The lunar device was about 57,000 miles away from the planet on its way to the moon.

The mission is the first lunar mission since the final Apollo lunar mission in 1972, in addition, Artemis I will pave the way to the comeback to manned missions to the moon.

In addition, NASA provided a detailed update about the first stage of Artemis I work, alongside a photo of the inner design and controllers of the lunar device.

It said: "Following a successful launch on Wednesday, Nov. 16, NASA’s uncrewed Orion spacecraft is heading toward the Moon on a 25.5-day mission beyond the lunar surface. Orion lifted off atop the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at 1:47 a.m. EST from Launch Complex 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida."

The blog added: "Engineers intend to learn as much as possible about Orion’s performance during the flight test and are focused on the primary objectives for the mission: demonstrating Orion’s heat shield at lunar return re-entry conditions, demonstrating operations facilities during all mission phases, and retrieving the spacecraft after splashdown."