WATCH: Nasa's Orion Deep Space Capsule Launches

Nasa has successfully launched its Orion crew vehicle on a Delta rocket.



Sucess! NASA’s Orion spacecraft launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida this morning, December 5th, at 7:05 am. 

Orion was on top of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket and is the first flight test for NASA’s new deep space capsule. This is a critical step on NASA's journey to Mars. 

The 4.5 hour flight is will conclude with splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

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