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NASA delays deep-space Orion test to 2019 due to costs

MIAMI: The first test flight of NASA's Orion capsule, designed to one day carry people to Mars, has been delayed until 2019 at the earliest due to high costs,┬áthe US space agency said Friday. The unmanned test flight had been scheduled for November 2018 but was pushed back after the White House asked for a feasibility study of the cost, safety and technical constraints. NASA also decided against a proposal to add astronauts to the first mission, known as EM-1. Instead, the space agency will stick to its original…