NASA's Orion Spacecraft Captures View of Earth and Moon From Over 250,000 Miles Away

Photographed on day 13 of the Artemis I mission.

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After sharing mesmerizing images of star formation and a close-up of Jupiter, NASA has now given the public a look its view of the Moon and Earth from the Orion spacecraft. The photo was captured on Monday on day 13 of the rocket’s Artemis I mission.

At the time of capture, the Orion was 268,563 miles (432,210 km) away from Earth, the maximum distance it’ll travel during the mission. It’s also the farthest any spacecraft built for humans has ventured in history, although this current test mission doesn’t have any human astronauts aboard. The previous record was set by the Apollo 13 in 1970 at 248,655 miles (400,171 km).

The Orion, which was launched earlier this month, is slated to return to Earth with an ocean-bound landing scheduled for December 11 off the coast of San Diego, California. As the first major spaceflight of NASA’s long-awaited mission, the Orion is expected to shuttle actual astronauts to the Moon within the next few years.

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