Orion safe after successful flight

2014-12-05 19:24
Frame grab from Nasa-TV, the Orion spacecraft descends before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean. (Nasa, AP)

Frame grab from Nasa-TV, the Orion spacecraft descends before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean. (Nasa, AP)

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Cape Canaveral - Nasa's unmanned Orion space capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off Baja California on Friday following its first flight test, the US space agency said.

"There is your new spacecraft, America," Nasa commentator Rob Navias said, as live aerial images showed the capsule floating toward the water aided by three parachutes.

Orion splashed down in the Pacific four hours and 24 minutes after launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, he said.

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