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Orion at Naval Base San Diego on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

Colorado-Built Orion Spacecraft Returned To Dry Land After Test Flight

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft, which was built in Colorado, returned to dry land in Southern California after a test flight that ended with a plunge into the Pacific Ocean.

12/09/2014

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NASA: ‘There’s Your New Spacecraft, America!’

NASA’s new Colorado-built Orion spacecraft made a “bull’s-eye” Pacific splashdown Friday following a dramatic flight 3,604 miles beyond Earth, opening a new era of human exploration meant to put people on Mars.

12/05/2014

The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion deep space exploration craft takes off from its launchpad on December 5, 2014 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.  The heavy-lift rocket will boost the unmanned Orion capsule to an altitude of 3,600 miles, and returning for a splashdown west of Baja California after a four and half hour flight.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NASA Launches New Colorado-Built Orion Spacecraft And New Era

NASA’s new Colorado-built Orion spacecraft streaked into orbit Friday on a high-stakes test flight meant to usher in a new era of human exploration leading ultimately to Mars.

12/05/2014

The Orion spacecraft on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center (credit: CBS)

Despite Scrubbed Launch, Orion Fans Wait For Next Attempt

Despite the scrubbed launch of the Orion spacecraft, there are fans of the Orion Project waiting for Friday morning’s second attempt.

12/04/2014

The Orion watch party at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (credit: CBS)

Excitement Surrounds Orion Despite Scrubbed Launch

Despite the scrubbed launch of the Orion spacecraft, there is a renewed excitement surrounding space travel as was evident during the early morning watch party at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

12/04/2014

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NASA Scrubs Launch Of Colorado-Built Orion; Will Try Again Friday

Wind gusts and sticky fuel valves conspired to keep NASA’s new Colorado-built Orion spacecraft on the launch pad Thursday, delaying a crucial test flight meant to revitalize human exploration.

12/04/2014

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‘Orion’ Project Looks To Future Space Travel

The launch of Orion is not just a big deal for future exploration, it also marks the end of an era.

12/03/2014

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‘Orion’ Launch Getting Worldwide Attention

It’s not only Coloradans anxiously awaiting the launch of Orion on Thursday, but excitement is growing worldwide. Orion is the test flight for a capsule that could take man back to the moon or even as far away as Mars.

12/03/2014

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Colorado Connections To Help Launch ‘Orion’

Many Coloradans are anxiously awaiting the launch of Orion on Thursday, the test flight for a capsule that could take man back to the moon or even as far away as Mars.

12/03/2014

Austin Braun (credit: CBS)

Longmont Teen To Document Launch Of Colorado-Built ‘Orion’ On Social Media

The Colorado-built spacecraft Orion is set to launch Thursday morning. It’s the test flight for a capsule that could take man back to the moon or even as far away as Mars. The event will be detailed moment by moment on social media.

12/03/2014

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