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Watch Nasa’s Orion deep space capsule launch

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A rocket has launched in America, carrying a test version of the US space agency's new crew capsule, Orion.

The ship is designed eventually to take humans beyond the space station, to destinations like the Moon and Mars.

Orion's short flight today will be used to test important technologies, like its heat shield and parachutes.

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