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NASA Spaceship Faces Critical Test Flight Thursday

A U.S. spaceship designed to fly astronauts beyond Earth's orbit for the first time since the 1960s-era Apollo moon program is due to blast off on Thursday in a long-awaited debut test flight. An unmanned version of an Orion capsule, built by Lockheed Martin for NASA, will lift off aboard a Delta 4 Heavy rocket at 7:05 a.m. EST/1205 GMT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, officials said on Tuesday. Thursday's test run will be followed in four years with the launch...

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