NASA’s CAPSTONE lunar cube restores contact

NASA’s tiny CAPSTONE lunar probe is back in touch with its handlers, ending a brief but eerie period of silence.

The 55 pounds (25 kilograms) CAPSTONE went dark on Monday (July 4), shortly after parting ways with his Rocket Lab photon spacecraft bus and on the way to the moon. The mission team immediately started troubleshooting, and their efforts have already been rewarded.