- — Karen L. Nyberg (@AstroKarenN)Fri, Dec 05 2014 12:14:45THAT was an awesome, beautiful launch! Another exciting 4.25 hours remain in this test flight. New era of space exploration! #Orion
- — mylemonblue (@mylemonblue)Fri, Dec 05 2014 12:42:40Orion is in obit. They got that thing off the ground first thing. I didn't expect it would be a go so early in the launch window. #Orion
- — V.E (@BattleMatrix)Fri, Dec 05 2014 12:42:40I remember when I use to read about the future of space travel that was based on #Orion when I was a 80s kid . It really happened today.
Liftoff! NASA launches Orion spacecraft
Orion launched at 7:05 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Friday. The unmanned spacecraft is set to orbit Earth twice. The test flight was a step towards exploration on Mars. NASA hopes to eventually put astronauts on Orion.