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2009-07-15 17:13:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Shuttle Endeavour lifted off today on a 16-day mission to deliver the final components of the Japanese Kibo complex that will expand the International Space Station's (ISS) scientific facilities. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) The Japanese Experiment Module-Exposed Facility (EF) will serve as a multipurpose platform where experiment payloads are exposed to the external space environment. The...

2009-07-08 12:42:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in more than a quarter-century, a new space vehicle will begin stacking on a mobile launch platform (MLP) at Kennedy Space Center, thanks to the hard work and dedication of an experienced team of employees from NASA and contractors United Space Alliance (USA) and Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) The Ares I-X aft skirt, which was mated to a solid fuel segment...

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2009-06-24 08:50:00

The U.S. space agency has awarded the Lockheed Martin Corp. a $37.2 million contract modification to provide additional user application software. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin provides support for NASA hardware, software, data and displays used to train for and execute human spaceflight missions. The contract provides development and operations support within the Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and backup control centers for the Space Shuttle,...

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2009-06-23 16:20:00

NASA has awarded a $37.2 million contract modification to Lockheed Martin Corp. of Gaithersburg, Md., to provide additional user application software development and maintenance as part of the Facilities Development and Operations Contract, or FDOC. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin provides support for the hardware, software, data and displays used to train for and execute human spaceflight missions. The contract provides consolidated systems services development and operations support...

2009-06-02 10:26:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- United Space Alliance has assembled a team of experienced, innovative experts in space operations to support the Kennedy Space Center's mission to maintain the leading edge in space vehicle and payload processing, integration, launch and recovery operations. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) The team has been assembled to compete for the Exploration Ground Launch Services (EGLS) contract, which provides ground...

2009-05-20 10:23:00

Another Milestone Met in the Development of Ares I MINNEAPOLIS, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK), the prime contractor for the first stage of the Ares I launch vehicle, along with NASA, the U.S. Army, and the United Space Alliance (USA), successfully conducted a drop test of the three main parachutes that will slow the descent of the Ares I first stage booster, allowing it to be recovered, refurbished, and reused. The test was conducted at the Army's Yuma...

2009-05-11 14:39:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- From the CEO to the flight operations experts that plan the space walks, to the technicians who install the payload and prepared the orbiter for launch, the STS-125 mission and Hubble Space Telescope are benefitting from the vast experience and capabilities of United Space Alliance in planning, managing, integrating and executing complex human space endeavors. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) USA's...

2009-03-18 07:30:00

Contract Supports Programs through Design, Development, Test and Engineering MINNEAPOLIS, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) announced that it awarded United Space Alliance (USA) a $257 Million contract to perform subcontractor support to ATK for the NASA's Ares I and Ares 1-X programs through the Design, Development, Test and Engineering (DDT&E) phase. The contract includes engineering, deceleration system development and technical KSC operations...

2009-03-15 18:56:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off today on a mission to deliver the International Space Station's (ISS) final set of solar array wings that will help fully power science experiments and support an expanded crew of six. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) In addition to supporting the ISS with the delivery and installation of the Starboard 6 truss segment, Discovery is carrying technologies that will enhance...

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2009-03-11 07:36:13

NASA has awarded a contract for administrative support services at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston to REDE/Critique NSS, Joint Venture, of New Orleans. The contract has a maximum potential value of $58 million. The contract begins May 4 and has a three-year base period of service that includes two one-year extension options. REDE/Critique NSS, Joint Venture support will include general office services, data management, and time and labor collection. The company also will support...


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