Spot NASA’s Artemis 1 Orion on technique to the moon tonight (Nov. 16)


NASA’s Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft is headed to the moon on a first-of-its-kind check flight and also you could possibly see a telescope’s view of the spacecraft on-line tonight (Nov. 16). 

The Orion spacecraft launched towards the moon right now at 1:47 a.m. EST (0647 GMT) from NASA’s Kennedy Area Middle in Florida, driving the company’s first Area Launch System megarocket into orbit. A number of hours later, the rocket’s higher stage fired its engine to ship the Artemis 1 Orion capsule on its journey round the moon. That is the place tonight’s dwell webcast is available in. 

Astrophysicist Gianluca Masi of the Digital Telescope Challenge in Ceccano, Italy, will try and stream dwell telescope views of Orion on-line in a livestream occasion scheduled for 10:30 p.m. EST (0330 Nov. 17 GMT). You’ll be able to watch it free within the window above or immediately from the Digital Telescope Challenge web site (opens in new tab).

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A view of Earth as seen from the Artemis 1 Orion capsule greater than 9 hours into flight on Nov. 16, 2022. (Picture credit score: NASA TV)

The launch of Artemis 1 is rather more than us going to the moon once more. It’s the starting of a brand new period,” Masi wrote in an announcement. “Due to the historic significance of this occasion, we determined to attempt one thing by no means performed (to our information) earlier than: we’ll share dwell photographs, on-line, of the Orion spacecraft on its technique to the moon after its launch.”

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