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New US Manned Spacecraft Set for First Flight

All systems are "go" for Thursday's launch of the U.S. space agency NASA's new spacecraft, which will eventually send astronauts beyond Earth's orbit beginning in the next decade. The test flight of the Orion capsule is scheduled to begin Thursday morning, when it lifts off into space from the Cape Canaveral launch complex in Florida.  The unmanned spacecraft is scheduled make two orbits of the Earth at an altitude of nearly 5,800 kilometers -- more than 14...

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