What’s in a Name? Lots of Laughs, for One

Some interesting stories in this week’s edition of The Space Review:

The Ares 1-X test flight: crunch time for Constellation
Later this year NASA plans to carry out the first test launch of the Ares 1 rocket that will be a cornerstone of Project Constellation. Taylor Dinerman discusses what’s on the line for NASA with this launch.

NASA gets pwned online
In an effort to better engage with the public, NASA has held some online competitions in recent weeks to name an ISS module and select the “greatest mission” in the agency’s history. Jeff Foust examines how a comedian and some overzealous voters kept things from going how the agency might have planned.