Artemis 1's Orion spacecraft sees Earth setting behind moon

  • 23-11-2022, 19:30
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    A mesmerizing new video shows Earth setting behind our moon as a spacecraft flies in the vicinity.
    Artemis 1, the first flight of NASA's Artemis program, launched early Wednesday morning (Nov. 16). All milestones after launch atop the huge Space Launch System rocket have been checked off so far, including a crucial engine burn of the uncrewed Orion spacecraft at the moon on Monday (Nov. 21).
    NASA carried the engine burn live and also livestreamed footage of Orion flying near the moon when a signal from the capsule was available.
    "You are seeing the Earth; you are seeing home. You are seeing yourself in that image right there as Orion is 232,000 miles [373,000 kilometers] away from planet Earth," NASA spokesperson Sandra Jones said during live coverage of the Orion lunar flyby on NASA Television.