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Can you spot all the ‘Easter eggs’ hiding inside NASA’s Orion capsule?

NASA revealed that it created a puzzle that is out of this world.

The US space agency announced this week that its Orion, which is on its way to Earth, is filled with several Easter eggs with hidden meanings.

The answers will be revealed on Dec. 10 — a day before the capsule returns to Earth — but Twitter users have seen some of the symbols, numbers and images.

Some guesses include a red bird-like symbol, a Snoopy plush toy, and a yellow label with the letters CBAGF, believed to be the first five notes of Frank Sinatra’s song “Fly Me To The Moon.”

Orion is currently on its way home after a successful trip to the moon and back during a 1.3 million mile journey in which it flew the farthest ever designed to carry humans.

Nasa Has Revealed That It Placed Puzzles In The Orion Capsule And Challenged The Public To Find Them

NASA has revealed that it placed puzzles in the Orion capsule and challenged the public to find them

Orion is only 48 hours away from home, but a lot could still go wrong before it crashes into the Pacific Ocean.

While the mission aimed to test the capsule in space, landing is described as a “priority” as engineers want to see evidence that the spacecraft can survive the heat of reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.

The capsule should withstand scorching temperatures of 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit — half as hot as the sun’s surface — and decelerate from speeds of 24,500 mph.

Until then, NASA is challenging the public to solve puzzles intricately placed in Orion.

On the side next to Commander Moonikin Campos, a mannequin packed with sensors, is an image of a red bird.

Nasa Will Provide The Answers On Saturday, But Guesses Are Being Made To Unravel The Mysteries

Nasa Will Provide The Answers On Saturday, But Guesses Are Being Made To Unravel The Mysteries

NASA will provide the answers on Saturday, but guesses are being made to unravel the mysteries

It’s an eagle, a reference to the eagle, the lunar module that brought Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the lunar surface, or refers to the Phoenix Mars Lander, which landed on Mars on May 25, 2008, SWS reports.

Morse code that translates to Charlie, likely associated with the Snoopy stuffed animal used as the zero-gravity indicator, hangs on the roof of the cabin.

Astronaut Snoopy’s toy references the 1969 Apollo 10 Command and Service Module nicknamed Charlie Brown.

The capsule was launched atop a three-astronaut Saturn V rocket.

As the Apollo 10 crew made their way down the hallway to the launch pad, mission commander Thomas P. Stafford pats the nose of Snoopy, the mission’s mascot, held by Jamye Flowers, astronaut Gordon Coopers’ secretary.

Another spotted Easter egg is the retro logotype known as the “worm” or “the meatball.”

In 1992, the 1970s brand was retired—except on clothing and other souvenir items—in favor of the original late-1950s image.

And along the front panel are several numbers.

Although they are hard to decipher in the image, they could read ‘1 31 32 33 34 39 41 45 46 47 49’.

Twitter is stunned by the numbers, but some speculate they are coordinates.

Orion includes the so-called “Callisto payload,” a technology demonstration of voice-enabled audio and video technology from Lockheed Martin in partnership with Amazon and Cisco.

The blue circle may refer to the HAL 9000 computer from the 1968 movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, although it had a red light in a circle.

One of the last guesses involves a black and white pattern on a panel.

An online guess thought it was binary code: “Binary 10010 to decimal is 18. The 18 Artemis astronauts?” while another said they “look like piano keys, could be the musical notes used in Close”

On The Side Next To Commander Moonikin Campos, A Mannequin Packed With Sensors, Is An Image Of A Red Bird

On The Side Next To Commander Moonikin Campos, A Mannequin Packed With Sensors, Is An Image Of A Red Bird

On the side next to Commander Moonikin Campos, a mannequin packed with sensors, is an image of a red bird

Morse Code That Translates To Charlie, Likely Associated With The Snoopy Stuffed Animal Used As The Zero Gravity Indicator, Hangs On The Roof Of The Cabin

Morse Code That Translates To Charlie, Likely Associated With The Snoopy Stuffed Animal Used As The Zero Gravity Indicator, Hangs On The Roof Of The Cabin

Morse code that translates to Charlie, likely associated with the Snoopy stuffed animal used as the zero gravity indicator, hangs on the roof of the cabin

Before heading home, Orion performed its longest engine burn last week, bringing it within 79 miles of the lunar surface — the closest flyby of the Artemis I mission.

The capsule expectantly lost communication with the Artemis ground team for 31 minutes and performed its second engine burn that lasted 207 seconds.

The Artemis ground team waited patiently during the loss of communication, hoping the burn activated at 11:43 a.m. and lasted the planned three minutes and 27 seconds.

Orion connected with his team at 12:14 a.m. ET and confirmed that the burn was as expected and is now on a return trajectory to Earth.

“For Orion, this isn’t goodbye to the moon, it’s a goodbye,” the NASA livestream said, referring to the idea that the capsule will make the same journey on the crewed Artemis II mission.

Named after the twin sister of Apollo in Greek mythology, Artemis signifies the modern incarnation of the US space agency’s Apollo program, which sent astronauts to the moon for the first time.

The Audience Saw A Toy Snoopy, Which Artemis I Used For His Zero Gravity Indicator

The Audience Saw A Toy Snoopy, Which Artemis I Used For His Zero Gravity Indicator

The audience saw a toy Snoopy, which Artemis I used for his zero gravity indicator

Astronaut Snoopy'S Toy References The 1969 Apollo 10 Command And Service Module (Pictured) Nicknamed Charlie Brown

Astronaut Snoopy'S Toy References The 1969 Apollo 10 Command And Service Module (Pictured) Nicknamed Charlie Brown

Astronaut Snoopy’s toy references the 1969 Apollo 10 Command and Service Module (pictured) nicknamed Charlie Brown

As The Apollo 10 Crew Made Their Way Down The Hallway To The Launch Pad, Mission Commander Thomas P. Stafford Pats The Nose Of Snoopy, The Crew'S Mascot

As The Apollo 10 Crew Made Their Way Down The Hallway To The Launch Pad, Mission Commander Thomas P. Stafford Pats The Nose Of Snoopy, The Crew'S Mascot

As the Apollo 10 crew made their way down the hallway to the launch pad, mission commander Thomas P. Stafford pats the nose of Snoopy, the crew’s mascot

This mission has no humans on board, but if everything goes smoothly and the Orion capsule splashes back to Earth as planned, the hope is that a crew of four can make a trip around the moon in two years.

Instead of humans, a trio of human-sized test dummies replace the crew in the Orion capsule, their bodies teeming with sensors to measure radiation and vibrations.

Sitting in the commander’s seat is Commander Moonikin Campos – a tribute to electrical engineer Arturo Campos, who played a critical role in bringing the troubled Apollo 13 mission back to Earth safely in 1970.

Dressed in a new Orion Crew Survival System space suit, the mannequin provides NASA scientists with vital data about what humans experience during a trip to the moon.

Another Spotted Easter Egg Is The Retro Logo Known As The 'Worm' Or 'The Meatball'

Another Spotted Easter Egg Is The Retro Logo Known As The 'Worm' Or 'The Meatball'

Another spotted Easter egg is the retro logo known as the ‘worm’ or ‘the meatball’

Numbers On The Inside Of The Capsule, Difficult To Decipher, But Perhaps Legible &Quot;1 31 32 33 34 39 41 45 46 47 49&Quot;. This Has Left People Dumbfounded, But May Refer To Coordinates

Numbers On The Inside Of The Capsule, Difficult To Decipher, But Perhaps Legible &Quot;1 31 32 33 34 39 41 45 46 47 49&Quot;. This Has Left People Dumbfounded, But May Refer To Coordinates

Numbers on the inside of the capsule, difficult to decipher, but could be “1 31 32 33 34 39 41 45 46 47 49”. This has left people dumbfounded, but may refer to coordinates

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1670611890 226 Can You Spot All The Easter Eggs Hiding Inside Nasas

A yellow label with the letters CBAGF, believed to be the first five notes of the song “Fly Me To The Moon”

Orion Is Equipped With The So-Called 'Callisto Payload'. The Blue Circle May Refer To The Hal 9000 Computer From The 1968 Movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, Although It Had A Red Light In A Circle

Orion Is Equipped With The So-Called 'Callisto Payload'. The Blue Circle May Refer To The Hal 9000 Computer From The 1968 Movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, Although It Had A Red Light In A Circle

Orion is equipped with the so-called ‘Callisto payload’. The blue circle may refer to the HAL 9000 computer from the 1968 movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, although it had a red light in a circle

Two other mannequins, named Helga and Zohar, sit in Orion’s passenger seats. They reflect the determination of the US space agency that a woman will soon be aboard a manned flight to the moon.

The dolls have torsos made of materials that mimic a woman’s softer tissue, organs, and bones.

They are equipped with some 5,600 sensors and 34 radiation detectors to measure the amount of radiation they encounter during the mission.

One is wearing a radiation protection vest and the other is not.

Artemis I was designed to show that the SLS rocket and Orion capsule are ready to carry astronauts for Artemis II and, eventually, the Artemis III mission to return humans to the moon.

In preparation for Orion’s return to Earth, NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems Program and the US Navy, which will recover Orion from the Pacific Ocean, completed their final day of training at sea, using a dummy pod in the water for divers and small boats to open practice procedures for water recuperation.

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