United Launch Alliance (ULA)… WGS-4 Update (Launch)

ULA Delta IV (5,4) WGS-4 (http://bit.ly/wJYLX3) Mission Overview Booklet: http://bit.ly/x0sUIO

[SatNews] All of the launch preparations are progressing well for the U.S.A.F.’s Delta IV WGS-4 launch that’s…

…set for Thursday, January 19th, from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The launch window opens at 7:30 p.m. EST and extends […]

Orion Test Launch Opens the Door for Alternative Human-rated Upper Stage

By Irene Klotz

Lockheed Martin's Space Operations Simulation Center simulates on-orbit docking maneuvers with full-scale Orion and international space station mockups. Credit: Lockheed Martin Space Operations Simulation Center screen shot

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s quest for a rocket upper stage to boost its Orion deep-space capsule beyond low Earth orbit in test flights opens […]

United Launch Alliance Names Former NASA Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach Director of Human Spaceflight Operations

Mike Leinbach, Shuttle Launch Director, Joins ULA

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced today that Mike Leinbach has joined the company as the Director of Human Spaceflight Operations.

“We are fortunate to have Mike with his wealth of human spaceflight experience join the ULA team,” […]

Pentagon interest in cybersecurity may ease contractors’ pain from cuts

Jeffrey MacMillan/FOR WASHINGTON POST – Northrop Grumman’s is the Defense Department’s largest supplier of unmanned systems and the government’s biggest cybersecurity provider, spokesman Randy Belote said in an e-mail.

By Chris Strohm and David Lerman, Published: January 15 Plans by the Pentagon to invest more in cybersecurity and space-based capabilities may ease the blow for defense […]

ESOcast 40: When Speed Matters – Discovery of the Accelerating Universe Wins Nobel Prize for Physics

In the past two decades, astronomers have made a truly revolutionary discovery: that the cosmos is not only expanding, but is doing so at an ever-faster rate. The discovery of the accelerated expansion of the Universe was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics.

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