The Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Orion spacecraft lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida December 5, 2014
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Nasa Orion 'Mars ship' test flight splashdown

Nasa's Orion "Mars ship" is set to splashdown into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico.

The space capsule was launched earlier today on a Delta rocket out of Cape Canaveral on a short journey above the Earth to test key technologies.

  • 05 Dec 2014