Von Braun’s mother, an enthusiastic astronomer, helped instill his passion for space | al.com

By Mike Marshall, The Huntsville Times 

The Huntsville Times Von Braun, shown on the cover of the Feb. 17, 1958, edition of Time, told of his mother's early influence on him in the cover story.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Early in 1958, Baron Magnus von Braun celebrated his 80th birthday at his apartment in Oberaudorf, a […]

NASAs Orion Moves Closer to Next Giant Leap

In two years, human space exploration will make its biggest leap in more than four decades.

Lockheed Martin Space Systems will conduct the Orion Exploration Flight Test-1, or EFT-1, in 2014 under contract to NASA. NASA is acquiring the EFT-1 test data for Orion design and development. Lockheed Martin is responsible for performing the flight […]

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News from Partners and Branches ILS Announces a New Contract for the ILS Proton Launch of the MexSat-1 Satellite


RESTON, Va., March 9, 2012 – International Launch Services (ILS) announces a new contract for launch of the MEXSAT-1 satellite on an ILS Proton for the Mexican government’s Ministry of Communications and Transportation, the Secretaria […]