WATCH LIVE: Orion Flight Launch Planned for 7:05 a.m.

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2 hour, 39-minute window begins at 7:04 a.m.

ABOVE LIVESTREAM: Watch the Orion launch coverage live beginning at 4:30 a.m., with the launch window opening at 7:05 a.m., and then enjoy all the expert commentary from NASA TV.

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FLORIDA  – The first flight test of Orion, NASA’s next-generation spacecraft capable of sending astronauts on future missions to an asteroid and the journey to Mars, now is scheduled to launch Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:05 a.m. EST, atop a ULA Delta IV Heavy from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

ORION-UPDATE-180-25Live stream coverage begins at 4:30 a.m. There is a two-hour, 39-minute launch window.

A Thursday attempt was scrubbed due to valve issues that could not be remedied before the launch window closed.

During the flight test, the un-crewed Orion will orbit Earth twice and travel to a distance of 3,600 miles into space before splashing down in the Pacific.

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