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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—After four and a half hours of flying around Earth, the new Orion capsule made a triumphant splashdown in the Pacific Ocean to end its debut mission.
A crew capsule designed for deep space made its debut launch from Cape Canaveral
The first human-rated U.S. spacecraft since the space shuttle took an unmanned trial run on Friday
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—The press site here at Kennedy Space Center is buzzing with media, top NASA brass, and at least one celebrity of the furry sort: Elmo.
Orion, designed to carry astronauts into deep space, enters tests this December