Virginia-based Orbital Sciences holds a $1.9 billion NASA contract to make eight unmanned supply runs to
the International Space Station with its Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo ferry.
They launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.
Source SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration
The Infographic shows how engineer Ken Roy envisions someday encasing small planets inside artificial shells
to retain their atmosphere and provide an Earth-like environment. This could provide a shortcut for terraforming,
the process of redesigning a planet’s surface to be more hospitable for human habitation.