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2012-06-08 06:20:26

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER -- For the first time in more than 30 years, NASA is allowing Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests inside the Launch Control Center - where NASA directors and engineers supervised all of the 152 launches for the space shuttle and Apollo programs. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120608/NY21602) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986LOGO-b) The KSC Up-Close: Launch...

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2012-06-03 06:56:06

Amateur rocketeers from throughout the UK were expected to participate in an four-day festival which kicked off Saturday and was organized by the East Anglian Rocketry Society (Ears) and the UK Rocketry Association (UKRA). According to BBC News reports published Friday, more than 100 hobbyists were expected to attend the Festival of Rocketry, which was being held near Cambridge. Furthermore, the news organization reports that as many as 150 launches were anticipated, with some reaching...

2012-03-02 06:26:00

KYIV, Ukraine, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ukrainian State Space Agency informed that in 2011 Ukraine joined China, the EU, Russia, and the USA becoming one of the top five space rocket launching countries in the world. Since 1991 Ukraine grew into a significant player in the field of space industry, having launched 125 rockets and delivered into orbit 238 satellites that belonged to 19 countries. As of today Ukraine has launched its rockets from four space launch...

2011-10-01 07:03:22

NASA announced the modification of its NASA Launch Services (NLS) II contract with United Launch Services of Littleton, Colo., to add the Delta II rocket launch service in accordance with the contract's on-ramp provision. The modification will enable United Launch Services to offer as many as five Delta II rockets. The NLS II contracts are multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts with ordering periods through June 2020. The NLS II on-ramp provision provides an...

2011-09-30 15:00:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA announced the modification of its NASA Launch Services (NLS) II contract with United Launch Services of Littleton, Colo., to add the Delta II rocket launch service in accordance with the contract's on-ramp provision. The modification will enable United Launch Services to offer as many as five Delta II rockets. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The NLS II contracts are multiple award,...

2011-07-20 12:39:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hands-on learning will reach new heights when Colorado high school students and college interns from across the nation blast high-power rockets and payloads deep into the Colorado sky. Now in its fourth year, the high-power rocket event involves more than 100 Colorado high school students and interns from United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., showcasing their collective ingenuity with the launch of six...

2011-04-15 10:27:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-3 here at 9:24 p.m. PDT on April 14th. Designated NROL-34, the mission is in support of national defense. Yesterday marked the 25th Atlas V rocket launch in program history. The first Atlas V launched in August 2002. Since then, Atlas V has launched a variety of payloads for the...

2011-02-06 11:51:00

CHANTILLY, Va., Feb. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TASC, Inc. provided independent mission assurance, Minotaur I booster processing and day-of-launch support for the successful February 6 launch of a National Reconnaissance Office payload from Vandenberg AFB, CA. The Minotaur I launch is the 20th successful launch for the Minotaur family of launch vehicles, developed by Orbital Sciences Corporation and supported by TASC. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100524/PH08918LOGO ) "We...

2010-11-05 23:02:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 350th time in its illustrious 50-year program history, a Delta rocket launched from U.S. soil, adding another chapter to one of the most successful rocket launch programs in American history. The 350th mission was a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launching the fourth Italian-built Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean Basin Observation (COSMO-SkyMed 4) satellite from Space Launch Complex-2 at 7:20...

2010-10-26 11:23:00

COCOA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Space, air, and sea will dominate the week of Oct. 25 on Florida's Space Coast as the last launch of Space Shuttle Discovery, Air Force Week, the Cocoa Beach Air Show and the docking of the noted luxury residential cruise ship, The World, occur within a one-week period. AIR FORCE WEEK Air Force Week starts Oct. 26th and is hosted by the city of Cocoa Beach. The Air Force chose two host cities for this year's Air Force Weeks - Cocoa Beach and...