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Nasa’s Orion spaceship makes splashdown

The US space agency's new Orion crew capsule has completed its maiden, unmanned voyage with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico.

Drone video sighted the ship descending gently on its parachutes, shortly before it hit the water.

Orion is designed eventually to take humans beyond the space station, to destinations such as the Moon and Mars.

Pallab Ghosh reports.

  • 05 Dec 2014
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