Orion takes off:

Orion splashes down:

Mars awaits!

And New Horizons awakes near Pluto.

Meanwhile, here on earth….

A gas leak, possibly a deliberate criminal act, clears out a furry convention.

DerpyCon fan video (Morristown, NJ):

Kingsland, GA’s U.S.S. Farragut sets were open to public this weekend:

Angry Nerd looks at animated holiday specials—but where is ““The Junky’s Christmas?”

And, yes, DNA tests pretty much confirm that Dick they found in the parking lot a couple of years ago really is King Richard III.