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Orion, the spacecraft sent by NASA to the Moon as part of the Artemis mission, sent new photos from the Moon.
The US Aerospace Agency (NASA) plans to send astronauts to the Moon and then to Mars by 2025 as part of the Artemis mission.
NASA has successfully launched its giant SLS rocket into space after weeks of technical setbacks and bad weather. The Orion spacecraft atop the SLS rocket is on its way back to Earth after completing its mission in lunar orbit.
Orion, performing a large engine ignition near the Moon, will land in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday.
New images from the moon
The Orion capsule on NASA’s Artemis 1 mission recently passed just 128 km above the Moon. In this very close pass, the vehicle captured very important moments.
Orion breaks distance record
In the statement made by NASA, it was reported that the capsule traveled approximately 430,000 kilometers on November 26.
In the statement, it was announced that this was the “record for the longest distance a spacecraft designed to transport people could travel”.
It is noted that NASA astronauts will be able to make a test tour around the Moon in 2024 with the Orion capsule, which currently does not have a lunar lander, and it is planned to land on the Moon with SpaceX’s Starship in 2025.
of the SLS-Orion spacecraft; It is said to have cost NASA at least $37 billion so far, including its design, construction, testing and ground facilities.
NASA took these photos as the engines of the Orion rover were reignited to return to Earth. This maneuver will put Orion’s orbit into Earth’s gravity.