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2010-08-31 15:10:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has extended the Space Program Operations Contract with United Space Alliance, LLC of Houston to March 31, 2011. The $909,593,590 contract extension supports flight operations for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The contract provides mission design and planning, astronaut and flight...

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2010-07-28 06:20:00

One of NASA's space shuttle contractors sent layoff notices this week to more than 1,200 employees of its 8,100-member shuttle work force, officials said Tuesday. The contractor, United Space Alliance, said the layoffs will take effect October 1. Spokeswoman Kari Fluegel said the layoff will involve 902 workers in Florida, 478 in Texas and 14 in Alabama. The space shuttle fleet, which began soaring into space in 1981, is being phased out because of high operating costs and to free up money...

2010-07-08 20:20:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its Redmond operations has been awarded United Space Alliance's (USA) prestigious Space Flight Awareness Supplier Award. With only 21 awards granted by USA throughout the last decade, this honor is granted to companies that consistently provide outstanding performance in support of NASA's human space flight programs. Aerojet was nominated by USA logistics engineer, Roy Good,...

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2010-07-07 12:40:00

NASA contractor, United Space Alliance, plans to cut the jobs of over 1,000 leading scientists and technicians once NASA's shuttle program is put to an end. United Space Alliance, which manages the shuttle program and handles NASA's International Space Station, said that most of the jobs bring cut are in Florida and Texas. There are two shuttle flights remaining that are scheduled to be completed by 2011. The job cuts represent about 15% of the workforce at NASA. "People being laid off...

2010-07-06 13:00:00

HOUSTON, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- United Space Alliance announced today that the company will layoff about 15 percent of its current Space Shuttle workforce, effective October 1, 2010, in order to align the workforce level with the company's Space Shuttle Program Operations Contract work scope and current budget. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) Two missions remain in the Space Shuttle Program -...

2010-06-02 09:21:00

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a visit to the John F. Kennedy Space Center today, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced a grant of $15 million to assist approximately 3,200 workers who will be impacted by the impending retirement of NASA's Space Shuttle Program. The grant will impact workers from major aerospace contractors, including ASRC Aerospace Corp., Boeing and United Space Alliance. "During nearly three decades of continuous space shuttle...

2010-05-14 14:21:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As Space Shuttle Atlantis was successfully launched today on its final planned mission to the International Space Station, United Space Alliance officials noted that the vehicle and the team that prepares and executes the missions are performing better than ever. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) "It is a testament to the Shuttle team's professionalism and dedication," said Howard DeCastro, Space Shuttle...

2010-04-15 09:00:00

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTC Power and Hamilton Sundstrand, United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) companies, today will celebrate the end of an era when they ship the last Space Shuttle Orbiter fuel cell powerplant to United Space Alliance, NASA's prime shuttle contractor. Hundreds of employees and retirees will gather at UTC Power to mark the important milestone. Every manned space mission since 1966 has used fuel cell power plants built and maintained by...

2010-04-06 10:00:00

HOUSTON, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran Boeing executive Virginia A. "Ginger" Barnes has been named to replace Richard O. Covey as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Space Alliance (USA), effective immediately. Covey retired from USA last month. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) "Virginia Barnes is an exceedingly talented leader and executive," said Dan Brandenstein, USA's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "Her unique and...

2010-04-05 05:38:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Shuttle Discovery launched this morning on a 13-day mission to deliver nearly 8 tons of cargo and science equipment to the International Space Station (ISS). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) STS-131 is carrying the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module which serves as a moving van and enables the delivery of equipment to the Station and the return of science experiments to Earth. While docked to...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.