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Raw NASA video of Orion’s perfect splashdown: ‘There’s your new spacecraft, America!’

In this frame grab from NASA-TV, the Orion capsule floats after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, following a dramatic test flight that took it to a zenith height of 3,600 miles and ushered in a new era of human exploration aiming for Mars.
In this frame grab from NASA-TV, the Orion capsule floats after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, following a dramatic test flight that took it to a zenith height of 3,600 miles and ushered in a new era of human exploration aiming for Mars. AP

Watch NASA’s new Orion spacecraft land with a perfect splashdown Friday following an unmanned test mission that broke records for being the fastest and furthest space fight in a craft built for humans since the Apollo moon missions. Read more about the Orion adventure and what it means here.

“There’s your new spacecraft, America,” Mission Control commentator Rob Navias said as the Orion capsule neared the water 270 miles off Mexico’s Baja peninsula.

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Here’s where it all started – “the dawn of Orion.”

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