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NASA, the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin recovery crews aboard the USS Anchorage witnessed the Orion spacecraft as it splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.
Orion Splashed Down in the Pacific Ocean
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A camera in the window of NASA's Orion spacecraft looks back at Earth during its unpiloted flight test in orbit.
View of Earth from Orion Spacecraft
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The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with NASA's Orion spacecraft mounted atop, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 37 at at 7:05 a.m. EST, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Florida.
Delta IV Heavy Rocket with NASA's Orion Spacecraft Liftsoff
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A Delta IV Heavy rocket roars to life at Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch vehicle is carrying NASA's Orion spacecraft on an unpiloted flight test to Earth orbit. Liftoff was at 7:05 a.m. EST.
Delta IV Heavy Rocket Carrying NASA's Orion Spacecraft
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Orion Splashed Down
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A Delta IV Heavy rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida carrying NASA's Orion spacecraft on an unpiloted flight test to Earth orbit. Liftoff was at 7:05 a.m. EST.
Orion, Delta IV Heavy Liftoff
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A Delta IV Heavy rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida carrying NASA's Orion spacecraft on an unpiloted flight test to Earth orbit. Liftoff was at 7:05 a.m. EST.
Orion Flight Test
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A Delta IV Heavy rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida carrying NASA's Orion spacecraft on an unpiloted flight test to Earth orbit.
Liftoff of the Orion Flight Test
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This image is an artist's concept of NASA's Orion Exploration Flight Test.
Artist's Concept of Orion Exploration Flight Test
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A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with NASA's Orion spacecraft mounted atop is seen illuminated in the distance in this long exposure photograph taken early today, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 37, Florida.
Floodlights Illuminate Orion & Delta IV Heavy
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This image was taken on December 4, 2014 with the Orion spacecraft and Delta IV Heavy rocket, awaiting for launch as the sun rises.
Dawn of the Orion Era
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This image was taken on December 4, 2014 with the Orion spacecraft and Delta IV Heavy rocket, awaiting for launch.
Holding Due to Ground Winds, Delta IV Heavy Rocket
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NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s - goals outlined in the bipartisan NASA Authorization Act of 2010 and in the U.S. National Space Policy, also issued in 2010.
NASA's Journey to Mars
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The tiny 0.8 cm-square (8mm-square) microchip that carries the hopes and dreams of the world.
Orion Microchip With 1.3 Million Names
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Richard Muller running the e-beam lithography tool that wrote over 1.3 million names on Orion's #JourneyToMars chip.
Richard Muller Sending Commands to E-Beam Machine
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Richard Muller in front of the e-beam lithography tool that wrote over 1.3 million names on the microchip that will fly on Orion.
Richard Muller and E-Beam Lithography Tool
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At 7500X magnification, you can see the message on Orion's #JourneyToMars microchip that precedes a list of over 1.3 million names.
Orion Microchip Message
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At 500X magnification, a human hair would cover most of the names in this image. A human hair is about 100 microns.
Orion Microchip at 500X Magnification
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At 100,000X magnification, the lines of the letter E are about 75 billionths of a meter thick.
Orion Microchip at 100,000X Magnification
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Space Launch System rocket clearing the clouds.
Space Launch System Rocket Clearing the Clouds
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NASA's Orion spacecraft was completed Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in the Launch Abort System Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It will reside there until Nov. 10, when it will be rolled out to Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ahead of its Dec. 4 test flight.
NASA's Orion Spacecraft Complete
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