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www.wvno.com - Three years after the U.S. space shuttle program retired, American astronauts have a new ride to space. And this is it. It's called Orion. And crews at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida are putting the final touches on the next-generation spaceship. It's expected to travel where no human has ever gone before, with missions into deep space, Mars and beyond. Orion's first test-flight mission is set for December. But astronauts won't be allowed on that trip. The first astronauts will travel into space aboard Orion in 2017.

   
 
 
NASA's Deep Space Craft Readying For Launch

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Three years after the U.S. space shuttle program retired, American astronauts have a new ride to space. And this is it. It's called Orion. And crews at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida are putting the final touches on the next-generation spaceship. It's expected to travel where no human has ever gone before, with missions into deep space, Mars and beyond. Orion's first test-flight mission is set for December. But astronauts won't be allowed on that trip. The first astronauts will travel into space aboard Orion in 2017.

   
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