Orion Spacecraft Is Go!
NASA’s new Orion space capsule has successfully launched and landed in its first-ever test flight. On the morning of Friday, December 5th, at 7:05 am, a Delta IV Heavy rocketed the Orion space capsule 5,800 kilometers (that’s 5.8 megameters) into a high elliptical orbit. After some 5 hours, it then plunged back to Earth at 32,000 kph, and landed successfully in the Pacific Ocean.
You can see the launch here!