Successful Orion flight was another "Apollo moment" for space science

December 6, 2014 7:26 AM

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CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. — With Orion's perfect Experimental Flight Test-1 on Friday, NASA took the first step toward sending humans into deep space and delivered the U.S. another "Apollo moment."

It has been almost 42 years to the day since a human-rated spacecraft has traveled outside of low Earth orbit. Apollo 17, which put men on the moon for the last time, launched Dec. 7, 1972.

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