Looks like NASA was successful in their test flight of the system that will ultimately take us to Mars. A good article is available at http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-tries-again-launch-orion-spacecraft-085238083.html I enjoyed watching an extended clip of the launch earlier today.
In other news related to Orion’s Spur, I did make headway on proofreading Haumeah over the last couple of days. Ryder faced his greatest challenge yet, and perhaps most humorous as well. I hope to finish the proofreading of Haumeah in January, then I can get started on the final book of the series, Orion’s Spur.