Rocket Lab launched NASA’s CAPSTONE mission toward the moon.

<html-blob><u></u><u></u><u></u><u></u><span><u></u><u></u>NASA wants to place a space station called Gateway in orbit around the moon. It would serve as a staging point for visits by astronauts to the lunar surface. To be used most effectively, Gateway would need to orbit the moon in a novel, elliptical trajectory. NASA’s CAPSTONE mission, a microwave-oven-size satellite, will be used to study what it’s like for a spacecraft to operate in this orbit. The mission launched on Tuesday from Rocket Lab's site in New Zealand. Read more about the CAPSTONE mission here:&nbsp;</span><u></u><u></u><a href=""></a><u></u></html-blob>