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NASA testing new spaceship that could eventually carry humans to Mars

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NASA testing new spaceship that could eventually carry humans to MarsNASA briefed the public Tuesday on a test flight Thursday that will launch the unmanned capsule Orion, which NASA scientists hope one day will carry humans to Mars.

Thursday’s test will assess the spacecraft’s heat shield and a variety of other systems. Orion could eventually carry human astronauts to Mars in the mid-2030s.

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