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See NASA’s Daring Artemis I Moon mission in stunning images


It’s been decades since a spacecraft designed to carry humans made a trip to the moon. NASA ushered in a new era in space exploration with the Nov. 16 launch of the Artemis I mission, which sent the Orion spacecraft around the moon. The craft was unmanned but was designed for human passengers.

Orion returned safely to Earth with a dip in the Pacific Ocean on December 11. The successful trip sets the stage for Artemis II to carry astronauts into space.

That’s what it’s all about. A camera on the end of one of Orion’s solar panels captured a combination of a spaceship selfie and a photo of the moon. A remarkable feature of this view is that it shows the far side of the moon. On Earth, we only see one side of the moon. Orion must fly to the other side.



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