December 5, 2014 / 12:10 PM / 5 years ago

NASA unmanned spaceship blasts off

Dec 5 (Reuters) - A U.S. spaceship designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars blasted off on Friday for an unmanned trial run around Earth.

A Delta 4 Heavy rocket, currently the biggest booster in the U.S. fleet, lifted off at 7:05 a.m. EST (1205 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (Reporting by Irene Klotz)

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