NASA's Second Orion Launch Attempt Goes Off Without A Hitch
NASA launched its Orion capsule after a scrubbed attempt Thursday. It's the first active space program since the shuttle program shut down in 2011.By Evan Thomas | December 5, 2014
Okay, now it's a big day for NASA.
Today was the first test flight of its Orion crew capsule, marking the first U.S. government-sponsored spaceflight mission since the shuttle program ended in 2011. (Video via NASA)
Orion lifted from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Friday morning under mostly clear skies.