The Moon as photographed by the Orion spacecraft (NASA)
NASA's Orion spacecraft, which is already making its way back to Earth, photographed the moon using an extreme camera that we all know - GoPro Hero 4 Black. So far, the documentation from the spacecraft's first orbit around the moon was not successful and the images were not of high quality because they were taken with a camera Navigation The Orion spacecraft was launched on November 15 as part of the Artemis-1 mission, which came to fulfill the promise of returning humans to the moon, this time for a permanent return, and beyond the moon - eventually to Mars.
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Although the spacecraft is designed to carry humans, the Artemis-1 mission is actually an unmanned "test drive" for the SLS rocket and the Orion spacecraft.
Only mannequins were placed inside it with the purpose of collecting data on possible effects on humans, when the manned mission went to the moon.
In the future there will be manned missions, with the goal being in 2024, to land humans on the moon again with the help of the new spacecraft.
However, the final test, and the most difficult except for the critical moments of the launch that are already behind us, will be the re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere, and a successful landing.
Orion will enter at a speed of 40 thousand km/h(!) which will create serious friction with the atmosphere and a lot of heat, which will reach 2760 degrees Celsius (or 5000 Fahrenheit). The spacecraft, which we mention - has to transport humans safely in the brutal conditions of space.