Thursday, August 31, 2006

Lockheed wins $4B NASA deal for "Apollo on steroids," Orion

NASA today announced that Lockheed Martin will design and build the agency's next-gen human space exploration craft, Orion. The initial contract value was reported to be approximately $4 billion.

I love the fact that we're actually going to build the thing. As a "space enthusiast" who's grown up with the ponderous and ill-conceived Space Shuttle, this is genuinely exciting.

1 comment:

Katie said...

It's about time.