NASA announced on Thursday that the Kepler space telescope discovered a new planet that orbits two stars. Here is a look at some of the other projects NASA has in the works.
The bulkhead and nose cone of the Orion spacecraft are joined using friction stir welding at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. Nondestructive evaluations will test the strength and integrity of the weld before the spacecraft is prepped for ground testing in flight-like environments, including static vibration, acoustics and water landing tests. Carl "Chip" Howat Jr./Jacobs Technology / MSFOC Contract Buy Photo