**Editors Note: The Orion space capsule launch is  from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Not  from the Kennedy Space Center. **

NASA is getting ready to test out it's next-generation spacecraft, promised to take humans beyond Earth orbit and possibly into deep space.

FOX News Radio's Eben Brown reports from Miami:

Thursday will be the first day NASA tries to launch the Orion space capsule, the agency's first new spacecraft for humans since the shuttle...

(Guyer) "Thursday is a huge day for us. Obviously, flying Orion. It's the beginning of exploration. It's the beginning of putting Orion into space."

Mark Guyer is one of NASA's program managers for Orion. There will be no crew on this flight. 

(Guyer) "We want to discover things that are beyond our modeling capability and beyond our expertise so we can learn it, and fix it."

In Miami, Eben Brown, FOX News Radio.