Earth rises from behind the moon in incredible video from lunar orbit | Watch
The spacecraft has sent back incredible footage, which shows the Earth rising from the Moon giving an idea of what future astronauts might see.
- The spacecraft has sent back incredible footage
- It shows the Earth rising from behind the Moon
- The Orion spacecraft is traveling further away from the Moon
By India Today Web Desk: The Orion spacecraft is on its way to entering a retrograde distant orbit that takes it over 60,000 kilometers beyond the Moon and back. The spacecraft, which is a marvel of science and engineering, has already gained global fame and the imagery that it has sent back home is literally out of this world.
The spacecraft has sent back incredible footage, which shows the Earth rising from the Moon, giving an idea of what future astronauts might see when they settle on the lunar world. Humans are vying to return to the Moon and the Artemis-1 mission has paved the way for that journey.
WATCH EARTH RISE FROM BEHIND THE MOON
With eight days gone since it launched from Cape Canaveral, the Orion spacecraft is traveling further away from the Moon. The uncrewed spacecraft is preparing to enter a distant retrograde orbit that is at a high altitude from the surface of the Moon and in the opposite direction of the way the Moon travels around Earth.
Orion has exited the gravitational sphere of influence of the Moon and will reach its farthest distance from the Moon on Friday, just before performing the next major burn to enter orbit.
"The distant retrograde orbit insertion burn is the second in a pair of maneuvers required to propel Orion into the highly stable orbit that requires minimal fuel consumption while traveling around the Moon," Nasa said.