Within the early hours of Wednesday morning, NASA’s Artemis I mission efficiently launched from Florida’s Kennedy Area Middle — and as you’ll be able to in all probability think about, the views had been fairly spectacular.
The Artemis I mission acquired off to a rocky begin, with failed launches and additional delays on the day previous the ultimate, profitable launch a bit earlier than 2 a.m. ET (our stay weblog has a full breakdown of occasions as they unfolded).
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Now, with the Orion spacecraft starting its mission to the moon, NASA shared the next footage on Twitter on Wednesday.
“As @NASA_Orion begins the #Artemis I mission to the Moon, the spacecraft captured these gorgeous views of our house planet,” wrote NASA.
Orion, whereas presently with no crew, is actually paving the way in which for a deep area flight that can in the future carry astronauts. The plan for the present mission is that Orion will journey across the moon, heading 1 / 4 of 1,000,000 miles away from Earth earlier than swinging again to return house on Dec. 11.
You’ll be able to learn a full breakdown of how the launch unfolded right here. NASA will even be sharing extra footage and pictures because the mission progresses, so keep tuned.