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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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Gary Wentz to Lead ULA Government, Commercial Programs in VP Role

Gary Wentz, formerly vice president of human and commercial systems at United Launch Alliance, has been appointed VP of government and commercial programs. He will oversee ULA’s efforts to help customers manage programs and missions, integrate hardware and launch space missions in his new position, the Boeing (NYSE: BA)-Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) …

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Orbital ATK Concludes 8th Cygnus Cargo Resupply Mission to ISS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 20, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has completed its eighth resupply mission to the International Space Station with the reentry to Earth of a Cygnus spacecraft that delivered 7,400 pounds of cargo to astronauts and performed science experiments for NASA, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the …

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Orbital ATK Sets Nov. 11 Launch for 8th NASA Cargo Resupply Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 8, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has scheduled the liftoff of its eighth cargo resupply mission with NASA on Nov. 11 as part of efforts to continue the delivery of supplies and hardware to astronauts at the International Space Station, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The space agency …

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Orbital ATK, NASA Eye Nov. 10 Liftoff for 8th Cygnus Cargo Resupply Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 3, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has scheduled a Nov. 10 launch for a Cygnus spacecraft that will carry scientific equipment and supplies to the International Space Station as part of the company’s eighth cargo resupply mission for NASA, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The space agency …

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Leidos Gets $159M NASA Space Cargo Handling Contract

A Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) subsidiary has received a potential $159 million contract from NASA to pack pressurised cargo for delivery to and from the International Space Station. Houston-based Leidos Innovations Corp. will provide NASA engineering sustainment services for transport hardware, flight crew equipment, simple payload facilities, payload support items and ancillary …

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NASA Picks 16 Firms for Potential $500M Space Station Research, Engineering IDIQ

NASA has awarded 16 companies positions on a potential seven-year, $500 million to provide research and engineering products and services to the International Space Station. The Research, Engineering, and Mission Integration Services program covers spaceflight and ground technology platforms; sustaining engineering; payload facility; research mission integration; and operations services, NASA said Thursday. …

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