Nasa's Orion, on its way to Moon, shares first images of Earth from space

Nasa's Orion spacecraft, designed to "carry humans to Moons and beyond" shared, sent first images from space hours after its thunderous launch on space agency's mightiest rocket.

In a video clip shared by Nasa, planet Earth can be seen from space as Orion journeys to the Moon.

Orion was 9.5 hours into the 25.5-day test flight when the views of planet Earth of captured by the space capsule.

Nasa's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket blasted off on its debut flight with three test dummies aboard on Wednesday, bringing the US a big step closer to putting astronauts back on the lunar surface.

In less than two hours into the flight, the Orion capsule perched on top of SLS busted out of Earth's orbit toward the moon.

“What an incredible sight to see Nasa’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft launch together for the first time. 

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