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Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley and Elvis Presley are on the moon; understand

Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Elvis Presley and many other artists recently arrived on the Moon and elevated their work to spatial levels.

The Odysseus module, nicknamed “Odie”, arrived at Earth's natural satellite on February 22 (more than 50 years after the United States made the first lunar landing) and, with it, took a capsule that carries music and other elements of the crops produced on our planet.

The objective of the idea was to safely store the art made on the blue planet, so that it can resist the effects of time and be eternalized.

For example, records of works by famous painters, such as Van Gogh, were also taken.

“Odie” has the objective of assess the lunar environment before a possible manned mission to the Moon by the Artemis program, scheduled for the end of 2026.

Trip to the moon

The SpaceX and NASA rocket that launched Odie into Earth's orbit has the ability to reach speeds of up to 11 kilometers per second, according to Intuitive Machines, the Houston-based company that developed the Odie spacecraft along with the space agency.

Odie’s path amounts to “a high-energy fastball pitch toward the moon,” as Intuitive Machines CEO Stephen Altemus put it.

After burning its fuel, the rocket separated from Odie, leaving the lunar module to 'fly' alone through space.

Odie then found himself on an oval path around the Earth, stretching up to 240,000 miles from home.

And about 18 hours after the start of the space flight, the vehicle started its engine for the first time, continuing its accelerated journey towards the lunar surface.

*Published by Pedro Jordão, from CNN in São Paulo, with information from CNN International

Source: CNN Brasil

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