spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Report: CEV to be named Project Orion
Posted: Fri, Jul 21, 2006, 10:08 AM ET (1408 GMT)
CEV and lunar lander illustration (NASA) NASA plans to name the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV), the manned spacecraft that will be used to send astronauts to Earth orbit and the Moon as part of the Vision for Space Exploration, "Orion", according to an online report. CollectSPACE.com reported Thursday that NASA plans to name the CEV spacecraft itself Orion, and the overall CEV development effort "Project Orion". NASA has obtained a federal trademark on the name Orion that covers "command modules" and "crew capsules". Last month NASA announced that it was naming the Crew Launch Vehicle and Cargo Launch Vehicle, the two rockets being developed for the Vision, as the Ares 1 and Ares 5, respectively. At that time NASA officials said they had a "leading candidate" for the CEV name at that point among several finalists, but declined to specify them, citing trademark issues.
Related Links:
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Antenna problem postones TDRS-M launch
Posted: Sun, Jul 23 10:16 AM ET (1416 GMT)

SpaceX no longer planned powered Dragon landings
Posted: Sun, Jul 23 10:14 AM ET (1414 GMT)


news links
Wednesday, August 23
In Pursuit of the Perfect Spacesuit
Air & Space — 6:45 am ET (1045 GMT)
Mars Fakers: Can we learn anything by pretending?
Air & Space — 6:44 am ET (1044 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list