A new NASA image was taken of two planes in the evening, one in orbit and one on Earth, as the agency tested its new moon rocket Artemis 1.
The photo, photographed by photographer Joel Kowsky, shows the space moon rocket Artemis 1 – the original Space Launch System launcher – while standing on NASA’s Kennedy Launch Pad 39B Space Center in Florida on April 8th. It is the International Space Station, orbiting 260 miles (418 km) above Earth.
Kowsky shot the image using a 30-second camera and a Nikon D6 camera, according to NASA’s description. It was very difficult to see the SLS rocket in the picture because it was covered by the most visible lights of its starting line, but the colors of the night were much better.
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NASA rolled the SLS rocket to launch board in March for a critical score and to test the fuel known as a “blue cloth refiner” ahead of the Artemis 1 mission scheduled for the month. later this year. The trial began on April 1 but did not go smoothly.
NASA attempted to fire the rocket three separate times, only to cancel each attempt due to technical problems. The faulty error on the release tower of Artemis 1 stack is the cause of the final delay.
The Artemis Mission 1 is an uncrewed test flight that introduces an Orion aircraft full of experiments and mannequins around the moon. If the flight goes well, NASA will launch the first astronauts on an SLS rock in 2024 on the Artemis 2 mission, which will also fly around the moon. The next spacecraft, Artemis 3, will take astronauts that land near the southern pole of the moon in 2025 or 2026, NASA said.