What You Need To Know About Tomorrow's Orion Spacecraft Test Flight

Tomorrow is a big deal for those of us who one day hope to open the first Pinkberry on Mars: it's the first test of humanity's first interplanetary-capable manned spacecraft, Orion. The four-hour test will prove the spaceworthiness of the capsule. So what, exactly, will it be doing up there? » 12/03/14 5:50pm 12/03/14 5:50pm

Holy Crap, NASA Is Considering Improvements To Orion That We Proposed

I'm not going to lie; I'm pretty excited about this. Let me make this clear right up front, though: I don't actually think NASA is using my idea, as such. But, NASA has announced it's considering an addition to the Orion spacecraft that's exactly like what I proposed last year. Hear me out. » 10/10/14 2:33pm 10/10/14 2:33pm

With One Small Step For Orion, NASA Practices Ocean Recovery

Humanity's next trip to the Moon is going to look a lot like it always has, with a bunch of people in a capsule rather than a Space Shuttle, and with a watery splashdown at sea rather than a smooth landing on a runway. NASA got back into the groove this week by sucking its Orion capsule into the bowels of a ship. » 8/17/13 3:39pm 8/17/13 3:39pm