Watch NASA's Second Orion Test Flight Attempt Right Here (Updating)

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Following yesterday's unsuccessful attempt, NASA is hoping to launch its Orion spacecraft today. The launch window starts at 12:05pm GMT — and you can watch it right here.

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NASA's Orion spacecraft is arguably the most advanced spacecraft ever constructed. If it successfully manages to launch from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida then subsequently re-enter the Earth's atmosphere, we could soon see it carrying astronauts to the moon, Mars—and perhaps even beyond.

12:55pm GMT: You can watch the entire launch again in the video below.

12:25am GMT: 18 minutes in, the second engine was cut off successfully. It'll be fired again in about 90 minutes.

12:16pm GMT: You can watch live views from Orion's cameras here.

12:14pm GMT: Orion is now in orbit.

12:13pm GMT: So far, everything is going to plan!


12:09pm GMT: Boosters have separated.

12:05pm GMT: Orion has taken off!

12:03pm GMT: All the Orion launch teams have given a "GO" for liftoff at 12:05pm GMT.

12:01pm GMT: Terminal countdown has started.

12:00pm GMT: The Orion launch director has gien permission to launch. Just four minutes now!

11:54am GMT: Houston's Mission control is poised!

11:49am GMT: Orion has started the built in 15 minute hold. NASA will start the terminal countdown when that's over.