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NASA Details ISS Single Flight Opportunity Requirement

NASA intends to launch a full and open competition for commercial entities interested in supporting an agency requirement to send an astronaut to the International Space Station via a short duration spaceflight mission.

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NASA Identifies New Commercial Opportunities for Space Station

NASA has unveiled a five-part plan to expand commercial research and development opportunities aboard the International Space Station to support low-Earth orbit missions. The agency said Friday it looks to industry partners to drive space exploration and support NASA’s ongoing LEO activities through services such as astronaut training and technology testing.

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SAIC Lands $292M Follow-On Award for NASA Safety Engineering Support

Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) secured a potential six-year, $292M contract to provide safety, mission assurance and engineering services to multiple NASA programs and projects. SAIC will work with the agency on the International Space Station, Extravehicular Activity Project Office, Orion and Commercial Crew Programs under SMAEC II, the …

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HPE’s Spaceborne Computer to Provide HPC Support for Space Research

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 5, 2018 — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) will provide high-performance computing services to astronauts at the International Space Station using its Spaceborne Computer, which has completed a yearlong evaluation of its operation in space conditions, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the supercomputer will …

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Northrop Designates Latest Space Station Cargo Resupply Spacecraft as SS John Young

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 29, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has named the Cygnus spacecraft that will launch Nov. 15 to bring scientific cargo to the International Space Station after the late NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy officer John Young, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. NASA said Friday the S.S. John Young, which will …

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NASA Selects 13 Firms to Conduct LEO Commercial Human Spaceflight Studies

NASA has chosen 13 companies to explore future opportunities for non-governmental entities to conduct U.S. manned spaceflight missions to the International Space Station and other low-Earth orbit destinations. The space agency said Thursday studies will delve into conceptualization of business plans that will discuss the feasibility of using free-flying structures or …

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Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Concludes 9th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 1, 2018 — A Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems-built (NYSE: NOC) Cygnus spacecraft that launched in May to deliver an estimated 7,400 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station and perform secondary space missions reentered Earth’s atmosphere Monday after a 52-day stay at the space observatory, ExecutiveBiz …

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NASA Vet Todd May to Join KBR Government Arm as Space Strategy VP

Todd May, director of NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center, has been named vice president of space strategy for KBR‘s (NYSE: KBR) government services arm. He will formally join KBRwyle in July and will also lead the unit’s systems analysis and services division that serves federal civilian and defense customers, the company said Wednesday. KBRWyle President Byron Bright said …

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Aerospace Industry Vet John Elbon Joins ULA as COO; Tory Bruno Comments

John Elbon, a 35-year veteran of Boeing (NYSE: BA), has succeeded Dan Collins as chief operating officer at United Launch Alliance. ULA said Thursday Elbon most recently served as vice president and general manager of the space exploration division at Boeing’s defense, space and security business. In this capacity, he led the …

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