NASA capsule buzzes moon, last big step before lunar orbit

Source: Associated Press

“NASA’s Orion capsule reached the moon Monday, whipping around the far side and buzzing the lunar surface on its way to a record-breaking orbit with test dummies sitting in for astronauts. It’s the first time a capsule has visited the moon since NASA’s Apollo program 50 years ago, and represents a huge milestone in the $4.1 billion test flight that began last Wednesday. … The capsule will spend close to a week in lunar orbit, before heading home. A Pacific splashdown is planned for Dec. 11.” (11/21/22)

https://apnews.com/article/astronomy-space-exploration-science-business-moon-18cfd8a2592a544976f4cf72209ae9e4