(AP Photo/John Raoux)
(AP Photo/John Raoux)

NASA's new space capsule completes its first test flight.

FOX News Radio's Eben Brown reports.

NASA is saying the test mission was picture perfect, with Orion landing some 600-miles off the coast of Baja, California -- after a flight that took it to a height of 3,600-miles...

(NASA commentator Rob Navias) "We have splash down. Splash down confirmed at 10:29 A.M. Central Time. Orion is back on Earth. America has driven a golden spike, as it crosses a bridge into the future." 

Orion's flight today lasted about four and half hours and proved the design for the next NASA exploration ship is working. Orion is expected, one day, to take U.S. astronauts to Mars.

In Miami, Eben Brown, FOX News Radio.