According to Nature News, NASA’s Orion spacecraft reached the moon on November 21 local time.
It skimmed from about 130 kilometers above the moon’s surface, at which point Orion was about 370,000 kilometers from Earth, and its mounted camera sent back a photo of Earth – a small, light blue dot.
NASA said “Orion” will continue to orbit the moon to gain enough speed to enter a new lunar orbit.
The European service module will be used on Nov. 25 local time to bring Orion to about 60,000 kilometers above the moon’s surface, and will reach the moon on Nov. 28.
And on Nov. 28, it will reach more than 430,000 kilometers from Earth, the farthest point reached by a lunar landing craft.
In the early morning of Nov. 16 local time, NASA‘s Space Launch System (SLS), carrying Orion, successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center on the Artemis 1 mission. “mission.
The mission was unmanned and was the first step for the United States to return to the moon.