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NASA's Orion spacecraft arrives at launch pad ahead of its first spaceflight

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft has arrived at its launch pad after completing its penultimate journey. It arrived at Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, where the spacecraft then was lifted onto a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket in preparation for its first trip to space.

Orion will travel almost 60,000 miles into space on Thursday, December 4 during an uncrewed flight designed to test many of the spacecraft’s systems before it begins carrying astronauts on missions to deep space destinations.

“This is the next step on our journey to Mars, and it’s a big one,” said William Gerstenmaier, NASA’s associate administrator for human exploration and operations. “In less than a month, Orion will travel farther than any spacecraft built for humans has been in more than 40 years. That’s a huge milestone for NASA, and for all of us who want to see humans go to deep space.”


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