Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Astronaut Lets New Moonship Name Slip

The name of the new vehicle that NASA hopes will take astronauts back to the moon was supposed to be hush-hush until next week.

But apparently U.S. astronaut Jeff Williams, floating 220 miles above Earth at the international space station, didn't get the memo.

Williams, through no fault of his own, let it slip Tuesday that the new vehicle's name is Orion.

Could have been worse, I suppose.


razorsmile said...

Orion? This wouldn't be one of those what have nukes going off in their backside, would it?

W.M. Bear said...

I was wondering the same thing.

Mac said...

I'm afraid the resemblance ends with the name.

JohnFen said...

But is NASA up to the task of being a Master of Orion?

Age check:If you don't get that joke, then you're not an old gamer. If you want to smack me hard, then you are.