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NASA's Orion spacecraft reaches record distance from Earth on Artemis I mission |  CNN

NASA’s Orion spacecraft reaches record distance from Earth on Artemis I mission | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The Orion spacecraft, which is at the heart of NASA’s historic Artemis I mission, reached its furthest distance from Earth on Monday afternoon, breaking the record for the furthest distance ever traveled by …

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NASA Artemis I - Orion spacecraft exceeds Apollo 13 record distance from Earth

NASA Artemis I – Orion spacecraft exceeds Apollo 13 record distance from Earth

On flight day 11, NASA’s Orion spacecraft captured images looking down at Earth from a camera mounted on one of its solar panels. The spacecraft is currently in a distant retrograde orbit around the Moon. Credit: NASA On Day 11 of the Artemis I mission, Orion continues its journey beyond the Moon after entering a …

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NASA's Orion spacecraft is about to set a distance record from Earth

NASA’s Orion spacecraft is about to set a distance record from Earth

Comment this story Comment Ten days after launching from Kennedy Space Center, NASA’s Orion spacecraft entered a deep orbit around the Moon on Friday, achieving another key milestone in a mission that space agency officials say will s has gone extremely well so far. Orion’s thrusters fired at 4:52 p.m. Eastern Time for 1.5 minutes, …

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NASA's Orion spacecraft captures stunning views during Artemis I lunar flyby

NASA’s Orion spacecraft captures stunning views during Artemis I lunar flyby

Part of the far side of the Moon looms just beyond the Orion spacecraft in this image taken on day six of the Artemis I mission by a camera on the end of one of Orion’s solar arrays. The spacecraft entered the lunar sphere of influence on Sunday November 20, making the Moon, instead of …

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"Exceeding Expectations" - Orion Spacecraft Conducts First Inspection

“Exceeding Expectations” – Orion Spacecraft Conducts First Inspection

On the third day of the Artemis I mission, Orion maneuvered its solar panels and captured the Moon with a camera mounted on the end of the panel. The spacecraft is now halfway to the Moon. Credit: Nasa Founded in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the United …

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An illustration of the LightSail 2 spacecraft disintegrating in Earth

The LightSail 2 spacecraft completes its solar navigation mission in a burst of glory

The LightSail 2 spacecraft will no longer roll in the sun. The Planetary Society’s crowdfunded solar sailboat is back earth’s atmosphere Thursday morning (November 17) after nearly 3.5 years in orbit – more than three times longer than its expected lifespan. The Dinghy Sailing 2 The team has received no communication from the spacecraft since …

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What's next for the Orion spacecraft as it heads for the Moon

What’s next for the Orion spacecraft as it heads for the Moon

Artist’s rendering of Orion passing in front of the Moon, with an Earthrise in the background. Drawing: Nasa from NASA The Space Launch System lifted off on Wednesday, sending the uncrewed Orion spacecraft on a 25-day journey to the Moon and back. Orion is expected to reach its destination early next week, when it will …

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starship spacecraft in mid-air with the pointy side facing towards the ground. smoke is in behind

SpaceX now targets December for orbital launch of first spacecraft: report

SpaceX’s massive Starship could launch on its first-ever orbital test flight next month, but that timeline is far from certain. A senior Nasa official suggested that SpaceX wants to fly one of its Starship prototypes into space for the first time in December, according to Reuters (opens in a new tab). The agency has a …

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NASA prepares to say "farewell" to the InSight spacecraft - NASA's InSight Mars lander

NASA prepares to say “farewell” to the InSight spacecraft – NASA’s InSight Mars lander

InSight Selfie Comparison Using its robotic arm’s camera, NASA’s InSight lander took these selfies on December 6, 2018 – just 10 days after landing on Mars – and April 24, 2022. A thick layer of dust is visible on the lander and its solar panels in this last image. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Download picture › A …

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NASA's Lucy spacecraft says hello to Earth en route to study Trojan asteroids

NASA’s Lucy spacecraft says hello to Earth en route to study Trojan asteroids

NASA’s Lucy spacecraft captured this image (which has been cropped) of Earth on October 15, 2022, as part of an instrument calibration sequence at a distance of 380,000 miles (620,000 km) . The upper left corner of the image includes a view of Hadar, Ethiopia, home to Lucy, the 3.2 million year old human ancestor …

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