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A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket lifted off today at 7:05 a.m. EST carrying the Orion spacecraft for Lockheed Martin and NASA. Known as Exploration Flight Test (EFT)-1, this test flight represents the next step in U.S. crewed space exploration beyond Earth orbit, testing critical systems and refining the design that will take astronauts further than ever before.