It’s (semi) official: CEV to be named “Orion”

Jeff Williams made a slight faux pas on the international space station today, accidentally broadcasting a recording he was in the process of making over the air-to-ground communications loop.

The recording was the announcement of the official name for the Crew Exploration Vehicle. It’s been an open secret for a while now that it would be called Orion. This is pretty official though, if unintentionally premature.

Read more about it here: Astronaut lets name of new spaceship slip.

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