Photo Feature: ULA Returns Delta IV to Service

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Providing a strong showing for itself, United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV medium rocket thundered off of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37 (SLC-37) at the opening of its launch window at 8:27 p.m. EDT Friday, May 24. In so doing, […]

WGS-5 Launch Marks Delta IV's Triumphant Return to Flight

Tonight’s launch is the second launch in just eight days for United Launch Alliance. The Delta IV 5,4 medium launch vehicle lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37 at 8:27 p.m. EDT. Photo Credit:Jeffrey J. Soulliere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Barely eight days after it boosted an Atlas […]

Launch of WGS-5 Delayed

Photo Credit: Jeffrey J. Soulliere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV medium rocket carrying the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-5) satellite for the U.S. Air Force was scrubbed today due to a problem with the ground support system helium pressurization line (this according to representatives at […]

Launch Viewing Guide: Delta IV Medium (WGS-5)

United Launch Alliance is currently planning to launch a Delta IV Medium rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 in Florida. Photo Credit: Jeffrey J. Soulliere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Everything is moving ahead with a planned Thursday evening launch attempt of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta-IV medium rocket from Cape Canaveral Air […]

NASA's Twitter Account Wins Back-to-Back Shorty Awards

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WASHINGTON — NASA’s official Twitter feed, @NASA, has won its second consecutive Shorty Award for the best government use of social media.


Remotes, Tweetups, and Rockets: Preparing for Launch


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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Covering the space program is an amazing experience. There is a tremendous amount of effort that has to go on behind the scenes to bring the sheer power, the thrill, and the spectacle of launch to the public. Do not think for […]

NASA Hosts Its First Google+ Hangout in Spanish

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WASHINGTON — NASA is expanding its reach to the nation’s growing Spanish-speaking population by holding its first-ever Google+ Hangout en Espanol from 6:30-7:30 p.m. EDT, Thursday, March 28.


NASA Official: Rumors Wrong, New 'Socials' to Be Planned, Held

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A re-post of a NASA memo that appeared on NASA Watch, SpaceRef, and later Universe Today suggested NASA will not be creating new versions of the highly-popular social media events known as “Socials.” This created a bit of an uproar from fans of these events. The belief that “Sequestration will […]

ULA Hosts First Tweetup, Prepares to Launch Atlas Rocket

United Launch Alliance hosted the first half of its two-day “Tweetup” today. The second half will take place tomorrow during launch activities for the Atlas V 401 rocket carrying the SBIRS GEO-2 spacecraft. Photo Credit: Jeffrey J. Soulliere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — United Launch Alliance (ULA) conducted its first “Tweetup” today at Cape […]

United Launch Alliance to Host 'Social' for Upcoming Launch of Atlas V Rocket

United Launch Alliance will host its first “Tweetup” during the March 19 launch of the Atlas V 401 rocket with the SBIRS 2 (GEO-2) satellite. Photo Credit: Alan Walters /

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — United Launch Alliance is getting ready to follow in the footsteps of NASA, in that the Colorado-based company […]