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Orion launch: live coverage
Global News is in Cape Canaveral, Fla. for Orion’s test launch. If successful, this historic flight will mark the first time a vehicle designed for human long-duration space travel has been tested since Apollo in the 1960s. Correspondent Aarti Pole along with Nicole Mortillaro, Global News senior web coordinator in charge of science coverage, and Randy Attwood, Executive Director of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, provide analysis, images and updates.
Global NewsHumans are heading to the stars, and Orion is just the first step.
by Global News11/28/2014 9:26:47 PM
Orion’s test launch on Dec. 4 ushers in a new era of space exploration. This is the vehicle that will carry four people to into deep space — to an asteroid in the 2020s and Mars, the following decade. Here's a look back at the milestones that got us to this point.
Global NewsFrom the first human in space to the launch of the space shuttle, it was a mere 20 years. From the first human in space to getting to Mars? It will be almost 100 years. What happened to our dream of space exploration?
by Global News11/28/2014 9:32:49 PM
Global News senior web coordinator Nicole Mortillaro got a behind-the-scenes look at the launch.
Everyone remembers July 20, 1969, as the date that humans first walked on the moon, but few know when humans last set foot on our nearest neighbour. Since Sept. 17, 1972, humans have yet to reach out beyond Earth. On Dec. 4, the unmanned Orion mission will pave the way for humans to once again visit the moon and beyond. Global News will be there to report on the event.