A talk with John McCullough, NASA’s Orion Vehicle Integration Manager, about the progress of preparing the spacecraft which will carry future astronauts to destinations beyond low Earth orbit. The capsule which will be used for the next uncrewed flight test, targeted for 2018, is to be flown to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA, next month to begin a series of tests over the next two years to ensure its readiness for a flight that will take it well beyond the orbit of the moon on a flight that will last more than three weeks.