NASA's tiny CAPSTONE probe aces 1st engine burn en route to the moon


Artist's illustration CAPSTONE in its halo-shaped lunar orbit, which it's scheduled to reach on Nov. 13, 2022. NASA's little CAPSTONE moon probe has bounced back from its recent hiccup. The 55-pound (25 kilograms) CAPSTONE successfully performed its first engine burn today (July 7), an 11-minute maneuver that started at 8:30 a.m. EDT (1230 GMT) and changed its velocity by 45 mph (72 kph) as plan...

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