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New US Spacecraft Blasts Off on Test Mission

A new spacecraft that is intended to take U.S. astronauts back to the moon and beyond has blasted off on a test flight. The Orion capsule was originally scheduled to lift off Thursday from the Cape Canaveral launch complex in the southeastern state of Florida but a variety of problems led to a delay.  They included a faulty rocket valve, wind speeds and a boat that wandered into a restricted zone off the coast. The unmanned spacecraft will make two orbits of the Earth at an...

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