Nov 23, 2022

NASA returns to the Moon: Orion Spacecraft completes lunar flyby

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On its journey to a world-record-breaking orbit, NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which had test dummies in place of people, buzzed the lunar surface and whipped around the far side.

It marks a significant accomplishment in the $4.1 billion test journey that started last Wednesday and is the first time a capsule has reached the moon in 50 years.

The crew capsule and its three wired-up dummies maneuvered within 81 miles of the Moon on the far side.

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