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NASA’s Artemis 1 Sets a new Record Over 400,000 kilometers from Earth

  1. NASA’s Artemis 1 Sets a new Record: Artemis 1 from NASA Orion has travelled 419,378 kilometres from Earth, breaking the previous record for a spaceship intended to transport people into deep space. At 248,655 miles beyond our home planet, the Apollo 13 mission set the previous record.

NASA’s Artemis 1 Sets a new Record: Key Points

  • Orion will continue to orbit the moon for the following six days.
  • The spacecraft will subsequently be put on a track to return to Earth, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, December 11.
  • In the lead-up to the historic occasion, NASA announced that the NASA Orion Spaceship would break the record for the farthest distance travelled by a spacecraft intended to transport people into deep space and safely return them to Earth. Apollo 13 currently holds this record.
  • The statement was accompanied by a movie that included Apollo astronauts and flight directors discussing Artemis’ future.

Artemis-1: Orion spacecraft experiences lunar gravity, ready to orbit the moon

NASA’s Artemis 1: Highlights

  • To better understand the South Pole of the Moon, NASA is anticipated to employ cutting-edge techniques.
  • According to the press release, the agency will also make an effort to comprehend the lunar surface with the aid of the orbiting Gateway Space Station.
  • The spacecraft is equipped with a sensor called Commander Moonikin Campos. It will assist in describing potential flight experiences for the crew.
  • The Campos is named for Arturo Campos, a crucial figure in the successful return of Apollo 13 to Earth.

Jim Geffre, the Orion spacecraft integration manager, responded to queries at a forum hosted by NASA on Twitter. He explained that Artemis 1 was created to stress the systems of Orion, and we chose the far-off retrograde orbit as a particularly good method to achieve so.

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