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.
Aloha – An interesting day in NASA news that is a bit ironic for my series. The setting for the entire series is Orion’s Spur, which is also the title of the last of the five novels that will probably be out sometime in 2015. Meanwhile, NASA was planning to launch an Orion craft today, which is intended for deep space exploration. However, in this case deep space is defined as Mars. I’m a fan an wishing NASA well.