Watch NASA’s entire Artemis I Moon mission in just 60 seconds
It took weeks for the Orion spacecraft to circle the moon and then return home. It was launched last month and returned for a dip in the ocean on Sunday. In case you missed it all, or just want to relive the glamor of lunar spaceflight, you can check out the whole video from the European Space Agency.journey in a quick one-minute
The footage begins with the blistering blast off of the massive Space Launch System rocket and ends with Orion’s soft parachute landing in the Pacific. In between, you’ll see magnificent views of the moon, Earth, and space, all set to upbeat music.
Artemis I launched a new era of lunar exploration. The uncrewed mission was designed to show that the Orion spacecraft is ready to carry astronauts into space for a future human moon landing. ESA played an important role in the mission by building the European Service Module to provide power and propulsion to Orion.
The video does not attempt to do justice to the complexity and timing of the mission. It’s a greatest hits collection of important and beautiful moments, a whirlwind pitch for Artemis. One of the mottos of the mission was “We are going”. Now NASA can say, “We’ve been there. And we are going back.
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