NASA’s Artemis 1 lunar mission produced some stunning images from launch complex 39B to the Orions splashing. These images of Artemis 1 have brought this moon mission indeed to life. Join us for a quick look at the top 8 most incredible images from NASA’s Artemis 1 mission.
1. NASA’s space launch system(SLS) rocket stood in the Kennedy space center in Florida at sunset with the Orion spacecraft at launch complex 39b.
2. On Nov. 16, 2022, SLS ignites, lighting up the night sky with its solid rocket boosters as it starts its voyage to the moon.
3. After one minute of launch, The moon is visible in the background as the SLS rocket boosters ignite, lighting up the huge smoke plume left in their path
4. A deep space view of the Earth was captured by the Orion spacecraft on the first day of the Artemis 1 mission, on 16 NOV, 2022, at a distance of 57,000 miles (91,732 kilometers) from the earth.
5. On the 13th day of its mission, Orion shared the earth and moon images of a maximum distance of 268,563 miles (432,210 km) from Earth. It traveled further away from our planet than any other passenger spacecraft, breaking the previous record set by Apollo 13.
6. On the 20th day of the Artemis 1 mission, Orion captured the close-up details of the lunar surface.
7. On Day 21 of the Artemis 1 mission, Orion shared an optical navigation camera-backed view of the moon.
8. Few Minutes before reentering Earth’s atmosphere at an extreme speed of 25,000 mph (40,000 kph), the Orion spacecraft captured one last view of our planet from deep space.