NASA set to launch much anticipated Orion spacecraft

December 4, 2014 11:17 AM

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NASA set to launch much anticipated Orion spacecraft

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – With the imminent debut of its Orion spacecraft, NASA is on a high not felt since the space shuttle days.

Shuttle veterans, in fact, are leading the charge in Thursday morning's two-orbit, 4½-hour test flight, meant to shake out the capsule before astronauts climb aboard — eventually, perhaps, to visit Mars.

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