Better late than never Orion capsule blasts into space

The Orion capsule has been launched into Earth orbit.  Six years late.  Also, there is still no Earth-to-low-orbit cargo hauler/shuttle.  Orion is what’s left of the original, aggressive Orion program which was nixed.  Liberal, welfare-state programs are fully funded.  I’m glad NASA was able to do this but, it’s not enough.

This test flight has begun, as reported,

“I think it’s a big day for the world, for people who know and love space,” said NASA administrator Charles Bolden.

The four-and-a-half hour flight aims to test crucial systems like the heat shield and parachute splashdown.

The launch is the first in more than 40 years of a US spacecraft intended to carry humans beyond the Moon. It has reinvigorated a US human exploration program that has been stagnant for more than three years since the last American space shuttle carried a crew of astronauts to the International Space Station.

The Democrats, under Barack Hussein Obama, have let the Chinese race ahead while we pet & groom our socialist entitlement policies & quibble about race squabbles.

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Update 05DEC14 17:56 UTC ,

Orion’s 4 1/2 hour test flight concluded with splash down in the Pacific.

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