NASA is “giddy” over the stunning lunar views from the Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft

NASA officials say Artemis 1 mission teams are “furious” after witnessing how well their Orion spacecraft has fared on its way toward lunar orbit.

Artemis 1 It was launched at 1:47 am EST (0647 GMT) on Nov. 16, it lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida in a stunning display of the awesome power of a NASA Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. The Orion spacecraft reached Earth’s orbit shortly after, and then at 87 minutes after launch He performed what is called a Lunar Injection burn to send it hurtling towards the moon. On Monday (November 21), Orion He did another burn To send the spacecraft close to the lunar surface to take advantage of the moon’s gravity to drag the spacecraft around the moon to a distant retrograde lunar orbit.

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