Well, that’s the plan. NASA’s new spacecraft, Orion, is now in orbit after a successful launch from Florida. The Delta IV Heavy rocket will reach its peak altitude at 3,600 miles.
According to NASA: “Orion is designed to take humans beyond Earth orbit into deep space, including missions to an asteroid and eventually Mars.” If you’re looking for a fun distraction today at work, follow NASA’s live streaming video below. The flight test is scheduled to end with Orion splashing down in the Pacific Ocean at about 11:29 a.m. EST.