NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, second from right, poses for a picture with Navy Lt. Lydia von Gohren in front of the Orion space capsule in San Diego. NASA's new Orion spacecraft returned to dry land Monday in Southern California after a test flight that ended with a plunge in the Pacific Ocean.
This photo provided by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum shows the-installation view of "Tools: Extending Our Reach" featuring Controller of the Universe by Damián Ortega and Solar Wall at the museum in New York. The Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, revamped, restored and seriously expanded after a three-year closure, is reopening at last, all decked out for the 21st century within its historic Carnegie Mansion home. It opens to visitors Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.