The second part of our example mission to the Moon begins in parking orbit around the Earth. From there we will carry out the Translunar Injection, which will take us –if all goes well– to the far side of our satellite.
Along the way we will learn the different maneuvers and procedures used by astronauts and Mission Control, while understanding some of the jargon of this type of business.
All that remains is to start the descent, land on the moon, plant the flag and say a few words, but we will leave the latter for the last chapter of the series.
We hope you enjoy these more than 300,000 km of flight. Remember that if you want to subscribe you have to pet the cat…
See you up there!