Orion was launched on November 16, after years of preparation. The rover should take people to the moon and back again in a few years. To test all systems, it is now orbiting the Moon without a crew. The dolls are equipped with all kinds of sensors and gauges.
The flight back to Earth, after more than two million kilometers through space, was launched just over a week ago. According to NASA, the spacecraft has performed better than expected.
Here you can see pictures of splashing water in the sea:
The bowl consists of two parts. In front is the American part where the crew will sit later. At the rear, in the European part, is the Dutch drive and solar panels that generate electricity. Just before re-entering the atmosphere, they separated. The European part burned up in the atmosphere, and the American part slowed down and fell into the sea as planned.
The first woman on the moon
Orion is part of the Artemis I program, the successor to the Apollo program in the 1960s and 1970s, which made the United States the first and only country to put humans on the moon. Artemis is the first woman to step on the moon.
Another vehicle was launched to the Moon from Cape Canaveral today. It is a lander from the Japanese company ispace, and the launch was carried out with a rocket from SpaceX, the space company of entrepreneur Elon Musk.
Also on board is the scout Rashid, developed by the United Arab Emirates. The rover must roam the lunar surface for about two weeks to conduct scientific research using cameras and sensors. Rashid weighs about 10 kilograms, has a length and width of more than 50 centimeters, and a height of about 70 centimeters. Because the probe is taking a major detour, a landing is not expected until April.
“Subtly charming tv fanatic. Introvert. Thinker. Alcohol maven. Friendly explorer. Certified coffee lover. Infuriatingly humble food junkie. Typical reader.”