Orion comes home after unmanned journey

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ORLANDO, Florida — The Orion spacecraft is back in Florida following the historic mission that NASA is calling a first step toward Mars.

The truck carrying Orion completed its quiet, low-key, cross-country trip from San Diego to the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday morning.

Although the truck doesn't look like just any old truck on the highway, it is likely few people guessed that there was a real spaceship inside.

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Dan Billow, NBC News


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