Today at 7:05AM Orion had a successful lift off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Center. My family and I watch the launch along with NASA Langley Engineers and Scientists. It was incredible to witness history with the people instrumental in the creation of Orion. The heat shield will be transported back to NASA Langley to be studied for the next flight. NASA hopes to send the first astronauts to Mars in 2020! Can you believe astronauts will take their first steps on another planet in our lifetime? I can't wait to share everything I learned with you next week!!