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NASA shares what you will see and hear in its moon ship.

ScienceNASA shares what you will see and hear in its moon ship.

The author does not have a position in any of the stocks mentioned. New footage of how it feels to sit inside the spaceship while it comes back to Earth has been shared by NASA. It travels at a whopping 25,000 miles per hour and can reach temperatures as hot as 5000 degrees. The experience has been captured by cameras.

NASA's crew for the Artemis 2 mission is starting to prepare for their historic journey less than a year away. While Artemis 1 saw an uncrewed Orion fly around the Moon before returning to Earth, Artemis 2 saw the crew fly around the Moon in a different path and then splash down on Earth. NASA did the same thing as it did with the Crew Dragon, testing the prototype for carrying crew after the first flight. The crew is getting ready for their journey around the moon, and they spent December practicing for an emergency escape. The sound and feel of a Crew Dragon during its journey to and from space is accurately reproduced by the simulations. The space agency shared a short video clip of the recording on X that it has been busy recording inside of the spaceship. One year ago today, NASA's spaceship reentered the atmosphere after completing a mission around the Moon. The full length video is available here.

When returning from the Moon, the speed of the lunar surface and the force of the waves must be taken into account. The Crew and Cargo Dragons that are flown to the International Space Station are typically higher and greater than the ones that are flown by the Orion. The skip maneuver allows the spaceship to go into the atmosphere before it goes up again. A NASA graphic shows the added distance.

The NASA video shows the capsule in motion and it can be heard in the video. The sounds are accompanied by thumps throughout the return mission, as opposed to your typical plane ride, and the Orion also turns its orientation multiple times during the descent. Loud booms before the drogue parachutes deploy and when the main parachutes open can be heard in the video clip. After the parachutes open, the vehicle becomes more stable and sways through the air before splashing into the ocean as the sound thumps increase. NASA is preparing for the Artemis 2 mission and the first robotic lunar lander. The lander, Astrobtic's Peregrine, is going to take off on the ULA's Vulcan rocket in January.

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