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NASA Orion Spacecraft: This Is What It Looks Like Inside The Cockpit

04/12/2014 11:22 GMT | Updated 04/12/2014 11:59 GMT

NASA is launching/has launched/will have launched its Orion capsule into orbit for the first time this week ahead of possible future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

But while we're familiar with the external look of the capsule -- it's pretty much the same as the ancient craft used in the Apollo landings -- inside it's a whole different story.

Here's a look at the inside of Orion - what it's going to be in future (complete with glass touchscreen controls) and what it is now (a hollow shell).

Meanwhile you can catch up with everything else you need to know about the mission here:

Inside 'Orion' Spacecraft