Nasa’s Orion spacecraft is seen looking back at the Earth from a camera mounted on one of its solar arrays. Image: Nasa via AP
Nasa’s Orion spacecraft is seen looking back at the Earth from a camera mounted on one of its solar arrays. Image: Nasa via AP

Nasa’s Orion capsule enters far-flung orbit around the moon

  • The mission is a dress rehearsal for a crewed lunar fly-by in 2024, with a landing by astronauts expected as soon as 2025
  • The last time humans were on the moon was 50 years ago, during Apollo 17

Nasa’s Orion spacecraft is seen looking back at the Earth from a camera mounted on one of its solar arrays. Image: Nasa via AP
Nasa’s Orion spacecraft is seen looking back at the Earth from a camera mounted on one of its solar arrays. Image: Nasa via AP
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