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Moon closer than ever: Orion sends back first images of lunar surface in more than 50 years

NASA’s Orion spacecraft is preparing to perform an important maneuver, namely, Today it will place its capsule in a high orbit around the Moon,

If all goes according to plan, it will stay for a week before starting its return journey to Earth, In addition, the spacecraft is scheduled to land in the Pacific Ocean off the California coast on December 11.

recently, Orion shared some black-and-white images taken by the onboard optical navigation camera, In addition, he took photographs of the Earth and Moon at various phases and distances to test the camera’s effectiveness under various lighting conditions.

image were taken on the sixth day of the mission, on the same day in which the engine was started. As a result, NASA shared the following photo on its Flickr profile:

Images taken by Orion.
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Images taken by Orion.
Images taken by Orion.
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Images taken by DCIM\100GOPRO\Orion.
Images taken by DCIM\100 GOPRO\Orion.
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Images taken by Orion.
Images taken by Orion.
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Images taken by Orion.
Images taken by Orion.
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