Orion: The Next Generation Crew Exploration Vehicle
Spectators gather around a mock-up of the Orion capsule that will carry astronauts back to the moon. The capsule is being displayed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Scheduled to make its first flights to the International Space Station early in the next decade, Orion is part of the Constellation Program to send human explorers back to the moon, and then onward to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
Image Credit: NASA/Michael Cabbage