New images of Earth, Moon together By Orion spacecraft
NASA’s uncrewed Orion spacecraft reached the farthest distance from Earth it will travel during the Artemis I mission
268,563 miles from our home planet — just after 3 p.m. CST on November 28th.
The spacecraft also captured imagery of Earth and the Moon together throughout the day, including of the Moon appearing to eclipse Earth.
Reaching the halfway point of the mission on Flight Day 13 of a 25.5 day mission
NASA says the spacecraft remains in “healthy condition” as it continues its journey in distant retrograde orbit
An approximately six-day leg of its larger mission thousands of miles beyond the Moon.
“Because of the unbelievable can-do spirit, Artemis I has had extraordinary success and has completed a series of history making events,
It’s incredible just how smoothly this mission has gone, but this is a test. That’s what we do – we test it and we stress it.”