Latest United Space Alliance Stories

2011-05-16 08:17:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Shuttle Endeavour successfully lifted off for the final time from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center today on one of just two remaining missions before the Shuttle Program ends. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) "Every Shuttle launch is a thrill to watch, but this launch, Endeavour's last, has a special meaning to all those who have played a role in the many successful missions of this remarkable...

2011-04-19 07:30:00

As its shuttles are soon to retire, NASA has awarded funds to private companies with the goal of flying astronauts on commercial spaceships to and from the International Space Station by 2015.

2011-03-14 10:35:00

According to a NASA official, a space shuttle contract worker fell to his death on Monday morning while working at launch pad 39A.

2011-02-24 16:29:00


2011-01-08 18:41:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today was a very sad day for the NASA family with the shooting of our friend, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

2010-12-10 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a contract with a potential value of $171 million to Lockheed Martin Corp.

2010-11-23 07:52:00

NASA has awarded a $165 million contract extension to United Space Alliance of Houston to provide mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station and human space exploration activities after the space shuttle is retired.

2010-09-21 07:15:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Preparations for Orion's first mission in 2013 are well under way as a Lockheed Martin-led crew begins lean assembly pathfinding operations for the spacecraft.

2010-09-14 15:10:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a five-year, $1.24 billion contract extension to The Boeing Co. to continue engineering support of the International Space Station through Sept. 30, 2015.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.