Astronaut Abby invited to Orion space launch

November 29, 2014 2:27 AM

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – As NASA's next spaceship is about to make a historic debut, a Minneapolis teenager will have a front row seat.

An unmanned Orion spacecraft will launch from Florida's coast on Dec. 4. It's designed to carry astronauts into deep space explorations such as asteroids and Mars, and will fly about 3,600 miles and will rocket back to Earth at high speeds.

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