NASA’s Orion went offline for 47 minutes, but not before sharing new images of the moon.

NASA unexpectedly lost contact with Orion early Wednesday morning, leaving ground teams in the dark for 47 minutes, but the capsule transmitted back spectacular new images of the Moon before shutting down.

Communication was lost at 1:09 AM ET and teams were working to resolve the reconfiguration issue on the ground side, but what caused the outage has yet to be determined.

Orion close uphot craters littering the lunar surface as it soared 81 miles overhead, traveling at 5,102 miles per hour, and during that November 21 pass, the capsule was 230,000 miles from Earth.

The ship is due to start the engine on Friday, after which it will go into orbit around the moon, and if all goes well, Orion will stay on track for the next week, and then return to Earth on December 1.

Orion will remain in this orbit for about six days and then restart its engines to move towards home.

NASA lost contact with Orion early Wednesday morning, but ground crews were able to re-establish direct contact. On November 21, the capsule made its first close flyby of the Moon.

The images were in black and white, but they show amazing detail on the lunar surface and the blackness of space.

The images were in black and white, but they show amazing detail on the lunar surface and the blackness of space.

It is expected to land in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego on December 11, completing a 25.5-day mission.

Although taken in black and white, the new set of images show incredible detail on the moon’s cratered surface.

Pictures of the Artemis I mission were taken on the sixth day, November 21, but released on Wednesday.

The previous image shared by the capsule was a gorgeous selfie it took last Friday before making its first close approach to the moon, which was the final set of images.

A high-resolution photo taken on Friday shows the cone-shaped crew module in a horizontal position as it heads towards our celestial neighbor.

Orion took a selfie with a camera mounted on its solar array wing during a routine visual inspection of the spacecraft on the third day of the Artemis I mission.

Orion took close-up pictures of the craters dotting the lunar surface as it soared 81 miles higher, traveling at 5,102 miles per hour, and during that flyby on November 21, the capsule was 230,000 miles from Earth.

Orion took close-up pictures of the craters dotting the lunar surface as it soared 81 miles higher, traveling at 5,102 miles per hour, and during that flyby on November 21, the capsule was 230,000 miles from Earth.

The ship is due to start the engine on Friday, after which it will go into orbit around the moon, and if all goes well, Orion will stay on track for the next week, and then return to Earth on December 1.

The ship is due to start the engine on Friday, after which it will go into orbit around the moon, and if all goes well, Orion will stay on track for the next week, and then return to Earth on December 1.

The capsule has already taken a stunning “blue marble” image of the Earth after nine hours of its epic journey.

The image shows the round planet we call home filled with swirling white clouds and blue oceans, surrounded by the blackness of space, and parts of an orbital maneuvering system and solar array wing attached to Orion.

Engineers expected communication with the spacecraft to be lost as it was behind the moon for about 34 minutes, but Wednesday’s loss of communication was unexpected and lasted twice as long.

“The team solved the problem with the reconfiguration of the ground unit. Engineers are examining the event data to determine what happened, and the command and control officer will be forwarding the data recorded aboard the Orion during the outage for inclusion in this assessment,” NASA shared in the post. statement early Wednesday

“Orion was unaffected and the spacecraft remains operational.”

Orion will come within 60 miles of the Moon's surface before returning to Earth next month.

Orion will come within 60 miles of the Moon’s surface before returning to Earth next month.

Engineers expected communication with the spacecraft to be lost as it was behind the moon for about 34 minutes, but Wednesday's loss of communication was unexpected and lasted twice as long.

Engineers expected communication with the spacecraft to be lost as it was behind the moon for about 34 minutes, but Wednesday’s loss of communication was unexpected and lasted twice as long.

The capsule has already taken a stunning

The capsule has already taken a stunning “blue marble” image of the Earth after nine hours of its epic journey. The photo shows the round planet we call home, filled with swirling white clouds and blue oceans, surrounded by the blackness of space, as well as parts of an orbital maneuvering system and a solar array wing attached to Orion.

Artemis I is NASA’s unmanned flight test of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft launched last Wednesday from the Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida.

Artemis I is intended to show that the SLS and the Orion capsule are ready to take astronauts to the Moon on the subsequent Artemis II and Artemis III missions.

This historic launch marks the first step in the US space agency’s goal of returning humans to the lunar surface for the first time in half a century.

If successful, the mission will be followed by a manned flight around the moon in 2024, which could lead to the first woman and first person of color following in Neil Armstrong’s footsteps a year later.

The stumbling block in this has been the numerous delays that NASA’s new Megalunar Rocket has experienced as its first launch date has been repeatedly pushed back from August.

However, after fuel leak problems, engine problems, and avoiding not one but two hurricanes, the $4 billion SLS has finally reached orbit.

And NASA’s efforts have paid off as it receives the first images of the epic journey.

NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon in 2025 as part of the Artemis mission.

Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo and the goddess of the moon in Greek mythology.

NASA chose her to represent their return journey to the Moon, which will take astronauts back to the lunar surface by 2025, including the first woman and the next man.

Artemis 1, formerly Exploration Mission-1, is the first in a series of increasingly challenging missions that will allow humans to explore the Moon and Mars.

Artemis 1 will be the first integrated flight test of NASA’s Deep Space Exploration System: Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, and ground systems at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Artemis 1 will be an unmanned flight that will lay the foundation for human exploration of deep space and demonstrate our commitment and ability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond.

During this flight, the spacecraft will launch the most powerful rocket in the world and fly farther than any spacecraft built for humans has ever flown.

It will fly 280,000 miles (450,600 km) from the Earth, thousands of miles from the Moon over a roughly three-week mission.

Artemis 1, formerly Exploration Mission-1, is the first in a series of increasingly challenging missions that will allow humans to explore the Moon and Mars.  This drawing explains the different stages of the mission.

Artemis 1, formerly Exploration Mission-1, is the first in a series of increasingly challenging missions that will allow humans to explore the Moon and Mars. This drawing explains the different stages of the mission.

Orion will stay in space longer than any astronaut ship without docking to a space station and will return home faster and hotter than ever before.

With this first exploration mission, NASA will lead the next phases of human deep space exploration, where astronauts will build and begin testing systems near the Moon needed for missions to the Moon’s surface and exploration of other places far from Earth, including Mars.

The crew will take a different trajectory and test important Orion systems with humans on board.

Together, Orion, SLS, and ground systems at Kennedy will be able to meet the most demanding crew and cargo needs in deep space.

Ultimately, NASA aims to have a sustainable human presence on the Moon by 2028 as a result of the Artemis mission.

The space agency hopes this colony will unlock new scientific discoveries, showcase new technological advances, and lay the foundation for private companies that will build the lunar economy.