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NASA's 1st Orion Spacecraft Test Flight in Photos

United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy Rocket Launches Orion #2

Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying NASA’s Orion spacecraft for Lockheed Martin successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, Dec. 5, 2014. [Read full story.]

United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy Rocket Launches Orion #3

Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying NASA’s Orion spacecraft for Lockheed Martin successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, Dec. 5, 2014. [Read full story.]

United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy Rocket Launches Orion #4

Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying NASA’s Orion spacecraft for Lockheed Martin successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, Dec. 5, 2014. [Read full story.]

Spectators at Orion Launch

NASA/Kim Shiflett

Spectators thronged the NASA Causeway connecting NASA's Kennedy Space Center with Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to view the launch of the Orion Flight Test on Dec. 5, 2014. [Read full story.]

Orion Capsule Post-Splashdown

NASA TV

Orion capsule sits in the Pacific Ocean following splashdown, the conculsion of its first uncrewed test flight on Dec. 5, 2014. [Read full story.]

Orion Capsule Floats in the Pacific Ocean

NASA TV

NASA's next-generation spacecraft, the Orion capsule, ended its first uncrewed test flight (EFT-1) on Dec. 5, 2014, in the Pacific Ocean. [Read full story.]

Orion Capsule with Three Main Chutes Deployed

NASA Aeronautics (via Twitter as @NASAAero)

NASA Aeronautics tweeted this photo on Dec. 5, 2014, following the successful re-entry of Orion spacecraft, writing: "#Ikhana coverage of #Orion shows great use for UAVs; this is part of our work. #Flynasa." [Read full story.]

Orion's Main Chutes

NASA TV

NASA's next-generation spacecraft, the Orion capsule, ended its first uncrewed test flight (EFT-1) on Dec. 5, 2014, in the Pacific Ocean. [Read full story.]

Orion's Main Chutes #2

NASA TV

NASA's next-generation spacecraft, the Orion capsule, ended its first uncrewed test flight (EFT-1) on Dec. 5, 2014, in the Pacific Ocean. [Read full story.]

Orion Spacecraft with Main Chutes Deployed

NASA TV

NASA's next-generation spacecraft, the Orion capsule, ended its first uncrewed test flight (EFT-1) on Dec. 5, 2014, in the Pacific Ocean. [Read full story.]

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