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2013-08-28 16:20:32

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-6 here at 11:03 a.m. PDT today. Designated NROL-65, the mission is in support of national defense. This is ULA's eighth launch in 2013, the 24(th) Delta IV mission and the second Delta IV Heavy launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base. "We are truly honored to deliver...

2013-08-28 16:20:31

GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Model rocket enthusiasts are invited to launch their rockets September 1 from the Visitor Center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and learn about NASA's next mission to the moon: the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). All are welcome to view the launches and learn about the mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) In partnership with NASA's Ames...

2013-08-27 16:20:28

WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents and visitors for the launch of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), scheduled to lift-off at 11:27 p.m. EDT, Sept. 6, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0B at the Wallops Flight Facility, will have two prime viewing locations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) In partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Accomack County Board...

2013-08-20 12:20:59

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is inviting media on Tuesday, Sept. 10, to see two Global Hawk unmanned scientific aircraft that will fly over the Atlantic Ocean to study tropical cyclones and their growth process. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT that day, reporters will view the aircraft being deployed for a second consecutive season on NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) mission....

2013-08-16 10:07:42

NASA will host a news briefing at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 22, at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW in Washington, to discuss the agency's next, and first mission to the moon launching from the Virginia coast. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website. NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission is scheduled to launch at 11:27 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. Data from the mission...

2013-08-15 16:20:33

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a news briefing at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 22, at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW in Washington, to discuss the agency's next, and first mission to the moon launching from the Virginia coast. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The briefing will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website. NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission is scheduled to launch at 11:27...

2013-08-08 00:20:13

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the sixth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-6) satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 8:29 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-37. This is ULA's seventh launch in 2013, the 73(rd) launch since the company was formed in December 2006, and the second WGS mission launch this year. "Congratulations to the entire team on today's successful launch of the...

2013-08-02 11:11:05

NASA has awarded a contract to Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP of Houston to supply gaseous nitrogen to Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This will include the continued operations and maintenance of the Kennedy pipeline system. The firm fixed-price contract includes an economic price adjustment clause. The total approximate value is $69 million over the potential 10-year life of the contract. The base period of performance, which begins on Aug. 1,...

2013-08-01 16:21:35

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a contract to Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP of Houston to supply gaseous nitrogen to Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This will include the continued operations and maintenance of the Kennedy pipeline system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The firm fixed-price contract includes an economic price adjustment clause. The total approximate value...

Media Accreditation Open At NASA's Wallops For NASA's New Moon Mission Launch
2013-07-31 08:04:23

NASA Media accreditation now is open for the launch of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer mission in September from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington funds the LADEE mission, a cooperative effort led by NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. Ames is responsible for managing the mission, building the spacecraft and performing mission operations. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., is...