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.