Orion capsule returns home to Kennedy Space Center

December 19, 2014 9:02 PM

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CAPE CANAVERAL – NASA's Orion capsule on Friday looked no worse for wear from its stealthy, cross-country road trip home from California, mostly across back roads under round-the-clock security.

"We treated this as kind of black ops," said Louie Garcia, the NASA ground operations manager who oversaw the eight-day convoy to Kennedy Space Center that followed Orion's first test flight, with the spacecraft still carrying toxic fuel.

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