Update: Orion launch: first test flight postponed for 24 hours. Wind and misfiring valves scupper today’s Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying the Orion spacecraft first test flight.
The next launch opportunity for the Orion flight test is 7:05 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 5. The spacecraft will orbit Earth twice, reaching an altitude of approximately 3,600 miles above Earth before landing in the Pacific Ocean. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
No one will be aboard Orion for this flight test, but the spacecraft is designed to allow us to journey to destinations never before visited by humans, including an asteroid and Mars.
Watch live as the NASA space capsule Orion, that could get in the near future humans to Mars, makes its maiden flight. Good luck Orion!!