HomeUSA newsNASA space capsule around the moon

NASA space capsule around the moon

Date:

Related stories

Liberia: over 2,000 Residents of BAILA, Bong County Are Without Safe Drinking Water

By Contributing Writer May 8, 2024 BAILA, Bong County – It’s...

Liberia: Margibi Lawmakers Snub County Superintendent’s Induction Ceremony, But Clarify They Were Not Invited

By Contributing Writer May 8, 2024 KAKATA, Margibi County – What appears...

The Gains, the Hurdles

Published at: 05/03/2024 - 07:10 / Updated at: 05/03/2024 - 07:14 — A Look into...
spot_imgspot_img

A NASA space capsule flew around the moon on Monday, marking the first time the space agency has reached the lunar object with a craft designed for occupancy since 1972.

NASA’s Orion capsule left Earth during the early morning hours of November 16, atop the most powerful rocket ever created by the space agency for a mission expected to last 25 days, 11 hours, and 36 minutes. .

NASA’s Orion space capsule snapped a picture of Earth after returning from the dark side of the moon on Monday.
(POT)

The capsule is expected to travel 1.3 million miles before landing off the coast of Baja California on December 11.

NASA’S ARTEMIS 1 MISSION: MEGARROKET AND ORION SPACECRAFT LAUNCH SUCCESSFULLY IN THE MIDST OF HISTORIC RETURN TO THE MOON

But before the capsule returns, NASA plans to have it in orbit around the moon for six days.

The Artemis program is NASA’s latest plan to revisit the moon.

The capsule, loaded with three mannequins, headed for the dark side of the Moon, where communication with Earth was interrupted for half an hour.

The blackout, according to the Associated Press, left flight controllers in Houston wondering if a critical engine ignition went well. The capsule then appeared behind the Moon, 232,000 miles from Earth.

NASA’S ARTEMIS I LAUNCHES TO CLOSE US TO ‘SUSTAINABLE HUMAN FOOTPRINT ON THE MOON’

As the Orion space capsule circled the moon, it took a picture of Earth. In a tweet, NASA said: “Artemis I will soon surpass Apollo 13’s record distance from Earth in a spacecraft designed to carry astronauts.”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The last time NASA sent astronauts to the moon was during the last mission of the Apollo program in December 1972.

Subscribe

- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories

spot_img

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here