LifestylePeregrine Moon Lander Captures Epic Selfie Zooming Away from Earth

Peregrine Moon Lander Captures Epic Selfie Zooming Away from Earth

photo showing the silvery insulation of a spacecraft and the blackness of space in the background, with a possible sliver of earth in the upper right corner.

Astrobotic⁢ posted this selfie, captured by its Peregrine moon lander, on‌ X on Jan. 9, 2024.
(Image credit: Astrobotic)

Look at the eye-catching selfie that made its way home courtesy of the Peregrine moon lander. From the wondrous sliver of earth visible, Astrobotic captured an incredible shot that you need to see to believe.

The photo, which ⁤has been shared by the company Astrobotic, reveals a leg of the Peregrine moon lander and ⁣the Pocari Sweet Lunar Dream Time ⁣Capsule. This capsule was added ⁣by Japanese company Astroscale and is a poignant reminder of⁤ childhood innocence, as it is filled with messages from children around the world.‌ According to the X post, the heartfelt messages contain hopes and dreams for the⁢ future of space travel.

The selfie also shows a slice of ​earth in the frame. ⁢There is ⁢some controversy surrounding this small detail.​ In an X post on Wednesday evening (Jan. 10), the company questions if it’s ‌either Earth or a lens flare. The suspense is finally resolved as the Pittsburgh-based‍ company confirms that the speck in the photo is indeed Earth.

Related:⁣ 1st photo from crippled private ⁢Peregrine moon lander holds clue about anomaly

If all had gone according ⁣to plan, Peregrine would have been a groundbreaker,⁤ with no private spacecraft ever attempting to land on the moon. Regrettably, it will not be meeting‍ this goal. A leak has been detected, putting an end to any moon ‍landing attempt. Given that a stuck‌ valve​ ruptured an oxidizer tank, Peregrine is devoid of enough fuel to safely travel​ to the moon.

Update #10 for Peregrine Mission One: pic.twitterp.com/lpLd6KF24YJanuary 10, 2024

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The much-anticipated moon landing‍ will not become a reality. However, the⁣ Peregrine moon lander still has its sights set on the moon’s neighborhood. It has cleared the initial hurdle, ‌and according to the ​update, it is well on its way to meeting ⁤the moon in⁤ approximately 15 days.

Peregrine is carrying 20 ​payloads, and among these, 5 science instruments have been ​contributed by NASA through its Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) ⁣program.

Peregine’s mission was the first CLPS effort to get off the ground. The second will come next month, if all goes according to ‌plan, when a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket‍ launches Houston company Intuitive ⁣Machines’ ⁣Nova-C lander toward the moon.

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