Artemis 1’s Orion capsule sends Earth the first image of its home

Artemis 1 has sent home its first stunning image from what will be a 25-day deep space mission.

The mission launched at the top of a Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket at 1:47 a.m. EST (0647 GMT) today (November 16) to conduct an uncrewed test flight around the moon. The new “selfie” image of the Orion spacecraftthe material and Earththe partially illuminated disc from just over nine o’clock in the Artemis 1 flight. At the time, the capsule was more than 57,000 miles (92,000 kilometers) from Earth, about a fifth of the distance to the Moon, and was moving at nearly 5,500 mph (8,800 km /h).

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