Orion flight marks ‘milestone’ for US space program: NASA

Cape Canaveral (AFP) Dec 05, 2014

The US space agency’s Orion capsule circled the Earth twice before plunging into the ocean Friday in a flawless test flight that NASA called a “significant milestone” in the journey to Mars.

The mission was the first in more than four decades of a new US spacecraft intended to carry humans to the Moon or beyond.

The unmanned vessel soared into space at 7:05 am (1205 GMT) atop a United La —> Read More Here


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