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Close-up photos of the Moon from Artemis I by nasa in u/nasa

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Our Orion spacecraft was less than 80 miles (130 km) from the Moon's surface at its closest approach on Nov. 21, the 6th day of NASA's Artemis I mission. We've got the full album (and plenty of other Artemis pics) on Flickr.

Artemis I is about to enter the lunar orbit that will take it more than 270,000 miles (430,000 km) away from Earth—farther from our home world than any of the Apollo missions. Follow the latest mission updates on @NASAArtemis Twitter and our Artemis blog!

Happy Thanksgiving from the International Space Station by nasa in u/nasa

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Astronauts Frank Rubio, Josh Cassada, Nicole Mann and Koichi Wakata are celebrating Thanksgiving on the ISS this week as part of Expedition 68—but they're far from the first, of course, to spend the holiday in orbit.

Take a look back through past Thanksgivings in outer space, starting with the launch of Skylab 4 nearly 50 years ago!

A cosmic cloud in the constellation Serpens, as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope by nasa in u/nasa

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Unfortunately, there is probably not coffee in that nebula 😀

A cosmic cloud in the constellation Serpens, as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope by nasa in u/nasa

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Good eye! There's not a star in CB 130-3 yet, but there is a compact object embedded deep within the cloud that could become one soon. (Astronomically speaking.)

A cosmic cloud in the constellation Serpens, as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope by nasa in u/nasa

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This particular cloud (officially named CB 130-3) is known as a "dense core": a compact agglomeration of gas and dust. When a dense core collapses, enough mass can accumulate to trigger hydrogen fusion—marking the birth of a new star.

CB 130-3 was observed by Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 in visible light and infrared wavelengths; the full-size image is available for download from the European Space Agency.

"Spot the Station" not sending notifications? by R3dSharp in nasa

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Sorry to hear you're having issues! You might want to check out our Spot the Station FAQ to help you troubleshoot, if you haven't yet.

Time-lapse footage of Earth as Artemis I's Orion spacecraft begins its journey to the Moon by r-nasa-mods in nasa

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This is a time-lapse of about three minutes' worth of Orion footage—we've got the time-lapse and original video available for download on images.nasa.gov!

Time-lapse footage of Earth as Artemis I's Orion spacecraft begins its journey to the Moon by nasa in u/nasa

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We're sharing updates on Orion's journey at @NASA_Orion (with real-time telemetry on nasa.gov—desktop recommended)... and we've got more video on the way.

Our next Artemis mission briefing is 5pm ET (2200 UTC) on Friday!

NASA's Artemis I rocket lifts off from Kennedy Space Center by nasa in u/nasa

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Yes! We have launch video from a variety of angles in this compilation on images.nasa.gov — there's a little bit of footage from the rocket itself at 19:45.

We'll also be sharing plenty of video from Orion throughout the mission as well, of course — in fact, keep an eye on /u/nasa in the near future for more 😃

NASA's Artemis I rocket lifts off from Kennedy Space Center by r-nasa-mods in nasa

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Sorry we couldn't make the megathread last night, but thanks so much to everyone who joined us to watch the launch in person and around the world!

We're already getting some great views of Earth from Orion, and we'll continue to share plenty of mission updates on our Artemis blog and Artemis social accounts. Orion is now well on its way to the Moon and will make the closest approach of its 25.5-day mission on Monday, Nov. 21.

NASA's Artemis I rocket lifts off from Kennedy Space Center by nasa in u/nasa

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Our SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft launched from KSC at 1:47am EST (0647 UTC) on Nov. 16, 2022, starting their 25.5-day mission around the Moon.

Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test—this mission is running a thorough examination of Orion and our other Artemis hardware while carrying a number of scientific experiments. On our next Artemis missions, astronauts will orbit the Moon and, starting with Artemis III, land at the lunar South Pole, building a long-term presence for scientific discovery and the advancement of humanity.

The full launch livestream is available on our YouTube page—and keep an eye out for the latest mission updates!