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2010-03-05 12:00:00

HOUSTON, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard O. Covey today announced his intentions to retire as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Space Alliance, effective March 26, 2010. Covey is retiring following a distinguished career spanning more than 40 years as an Air Force fighter pilot, NASA astronaut and a highly respected space industry executive. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) A replacement has not yet been named. "Being part of the United...

2010-02-10 17:54:00

GALVESTON, Texas, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- United Space Alliance (USA) today received NASA's highest honor for quality and performance - the 2009 George M. Low Award - recognizing the company's commitment to teamwork, safety, customer service, and technical and managerial excellence. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) The Low award demonstrates the agency's commitment to promoting excellence and continual improvement by challenging NASA's contractor community...

2010-02-10 14:14:58

NASA presented its highest honor for quality and performance, the George M. Low Award, to two companies that share a commitment to teamwork, safety, customer service, technical and managerial excellence. The Low award demonstrates the agency's commitment to promote excellence and continual improvement by challenging NASA's contractor community to be a global benchmark of quality management practices. The 2009 awards were presented Wednesday, Feb. 10, at NASA's seventh annual Project...

2010-02-08 03:31:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Shuttle Endeavour successfully lifted off from Kennedy Space Center early this morning, marking the first flight of 2010 and the beginning of the Shuttle's final year of operation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) During the 13-day mission to the International Space Station, Endeavour's crew will deliver two new components for the station. Once installed, the station assembly will be 90 percent...

2010-01-25 06:00:00

DENVER, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that its new Space Vehicle Integration Laboratory (SVIL) has achieved initial operational capability and is supporting the company's satellite development program activity. The SVIL is a new Lockheed Martin enterprise-wide asset established to apply innovative processes, procedures, products, and services to enable more efficient and lower risk space vehicle component and flight software integration. The...

2010-01-20 15:00:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ford and United Space Alliance share knowledge, virtual reality expertise More surprises from the world of high technology: Engineers at Ford's immersive Virtual Evaluation Lab (iVE) and United Space Alliance's (USA) imagery lab are working together, sharing their expertise in the use of virtual reality animation software. It turns out the software - also employed by animators and video game creators - has clear-cut uses that benefit both...

2010-01-20 08:00:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Engineers at Ford's immersive Virtual Evaluation lab (iVE) and United Space Alliance's imagery lab are working together, exchanging their expertise in the use of virtual reality animation software, which now has clear-cut uses that benefit both industries Ford engineers use the virtual tools to design vehicles that improve the driver's comfort and experience behind the wheel; USA researchers use it to find safer and more efficient ground...

2009-11-16 14:53:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Shuttle Atlantis launched today on an 11-day mission to deliver 14 tons of supplies, science experiments and spare parts to the International Space Station as the outpost transitions from assembly to continuous scientific research. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) "The STS-129 processing flow was very smooth, and is a testament to the capabilities and dedication of the human space flight team," said...

2009-09-02 16:26:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With a unanimous vote by NASA's Constellation and Orion Project managers, the Lockheed Martin-led industry team building the Orion crew exploration vehicle successfully passed a significant milestone in the new spacecraft's development phase - the preliminary design review (PDR). Successful completion of the PDR stage allows the team to enter Orion's critical design review (CDR) phase, a vital milestone that must be met before hardware manufacturing...

2009-08-27 14:17:50

NASA has awarded Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc. in Houston a one-year contract extension valued at $33 million to provide integration services for cargo delivery to and from the International Space Station. Lockheed Martin has held the station's cargo mission contract since January 2004. The one-year extension will bring the total value of the contract to $381 million. The contract provides cargo packing for delivery to and from the space station, consisting of pressurized and...


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