Nasa’s Orion capsule reaches moon on way to record-breaking lunar orbit

Milestone in $4.1bn test flight that began last Wednesday after Orion launched into space atop massive Artemis rocket

Nasa’s Orion capsule reached the moon on Monday, whipping around the back side and passing within 80 miles of the surface on its way to a record-breaking lunar orbit.

The close approach occurred as the crew capsule and its three test dummies were on the far side of the moon.

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