There's no better time to build an interest in space exploration than when someone is still young and impressionable. Scientifically-minded parents and the young-at-heart may be pleased to know that NASA is working on a stunningly geeky picture book detailing the A to Zs of the Orion passenger module. Scheduled for its first manned flight in 2021, the capsule may one day be responsible for placing astronauts on Mars.
The simplistic yet eye-pleasing illustrations come with terse lines like, "C is for Crew Module: a home far away from home for our astronauts," as well as more detailed explanations, including a short exposition on "frangible joints." According to its Facebook page, the agency is planning to eventually release a downloadable book and poster upon completion of the "Orion A to Z" project, which is currently at "K" for "Kinetic."