"We've been calling it the crew exploration vehicle for several years, but today it has a name... Orion," Jeffrey Williams was heard saying over an open radio channel from the international space station today. According to the Associated Press, the recording was meant for an announcement planned for next week, but was released in error.More info over at Space.com.
After initial denials, NASA issued a release several hours later confirming the name.
NASA confirms Orion will take us back to the Moon
Posted on Saturday, August 26 2006 @ 13:09 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NASA announced this week that its new crew exploration vehicle will be named Orion.