Stunning! Artemis 1’s Orion capsule captures Earth on its way to the Moon
On November 16, Artemis 1 successfully launched after multiple failed attempts.
The Orion capsule aboard the rocket is headed for the Moon.
But instead of landing, it will complete a trip across the Moon and return to Earth.
This is being done to facilitate crewed missions to the Moon in 2024 via the Artemis 2 mission.
But on its way to the Moon, the Orion capsule has managed to take a stunning image.
In the ‘selfie’ image, you can see the Earth as well as the Orion capsule.
There are 24 cameras on the rocket and spacecraft – eight on SLS and 16 on Orion – to document essential mission events
Each of Orion’s four solar array wings has a commercial off-the-shelf camera mounted at the tip that has been highly modified for use in space
The 25-day mission of Orion will end on December 11.