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Elmo Is Really Excited About The Orion Test Flight

05/12/2014 10:12 GMT | Updated 05/12/2014 10:59 GMT

Some observers find it a little hard to be excited by NASA's test launch of the Orion EFT-1 capsule. First, it looks just a bit too similar to the craft we launched to the Moon 45 years ago and not like the futuristic space planes of the, er, 1980s.

Second, they've already cancelled the launch once.

Still, some of us are still excited. Partly because Orion is actually an incredibly cool and advanced spacecraft designed to take humans to Mars and back. But also because Elmo is excited about it, and if you can't get into anything Elmo is this excited about, you have no soul.