NASA unmanned spaceship blasts off for trial run




 
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December 5th, 2014  
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Topic: NASA unmanned spaceship blasts off for trial run


By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla - A U.S. spaceship designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars blasted off Friday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida for a four-and-a-half hour unmanned trial run around Earth. Riding atop a fountain of fire, the 24-story-tall Delta 4 Heavy rocket, the biggest in the U.S. fleet, lifted off at 7:05 a.m. EST (1205 GMT) and soared out over the Atlantic Ocean as it headed into orbit. “The launch was just a blast ... it was exciting,” Mark Geyer, NASA Orion program manager, said in an interview on NASA Television. ...




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