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Jul 25, 2013, 19:05 ET
The 25-foot "Future" rocket, built by interns at United Launch Alliance (ULA), blasts off at last year's Student Rocket Launch carrying payloads built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. interns and K-12 students from around the country. This year's rocket launch event takes place on Saturday, July 27. The launch will feature three high-power rockets built by interns at ULA, including the Future - the largest rocket to launch in Colorado. The five largest payloads are built by Ball Aerospace interns. K-12 students from Colorado and Alabama created 12 additional payloads. Photo Credit: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.  (PRNewsFoto/United Launch Alliance)

STEM Students to Launch the Future of Aerospace on Saturday, July 27

 STEM education is a hot topic among technology companies and state and national leaders. It is a national priority to compete globally by...

Jul 25, 2013, 13:44 ET

United Launch Alliance Continues Rapid Launch Rate, Delivering Mission Success and Manifest Reliability

 During the last eight days, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) team has completed five major processing activities, including one launch, on...

Jul 19, 2013, 13:19 ET

United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket Successfully Launches Mobile User Objective System-2 Mission for U.S. Navy

 A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-2) satellite for the United States Navy lifted...

Jun 27, 2013, 11:45 ET

United Launch Alliance Selects RUAG Space as Strategic Partner for Dual Launch Capability Development

United Launch Alliance (ULA) today announced the selection of RUAG Space AG of Zurich, Switzerland as its strategic partner for Dual Launch...

May 24, 2013, 21:51 ET

United Launch Alliance Launches Second Successful Mission for U.S. Air Force in Just Nine Days

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the fifth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-5) satellite for the U.S. Air Force at...

May 15, 2013, 21:49 ET

United Launch Alliance Launches 70th Successful Mission in 77 Months with the Launch of the GPS IIF-4 Satellite for the Air Force

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the fourth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-4 satellite for the U.S. Air...

Apr 05, 2013, 14:15 ET

United Launch Alliance Honors Three California-Based Suppliers with Small Business Excellence Award

 United Launch Alliance recently honored three California-based suppliers with a 2012 Small Business Excellence award for their support of the...

Mar 19, 2013, 19:26 ET
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-41 carrying the second Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO-2 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 5:21 p.m. EDT. This was the 3rd ULA launch of the year, the 37th Atlas V mission, and the 69th ULA launch since the company was formed in December 2006. SBIRS is a consolidated system intended to meet United States infrared space surveillance needs for decades to come. The SBIRS program addresses critical warfighter needs in the areas of missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace characterization.  (PRNewsFoto/United Launch Alliance)

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches Second Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Satellite to Orbit for the U.S. Air Force

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the second Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO-2 satellite for the U.S....

Feb 11, 2013, 16:07 ET
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 10:02 a.m. PST with NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission payload. This was the 2nd ULA launch of the year, the 36th Atlas V mission, and the 68th ULA launch in just over six years.  (PRNewsFoto/United Launch Alliance)

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches Second NASA Payload in Just 12 Days

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) payload at 10:02 a.m. PST today...

Jan 31, 2013, 00:07 ET
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-41 at 8:48 p.m. EST with NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-K) payload.  (PRNewsFoto/United Launch Alliance)

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite payload

 A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-K) payload at 8:48 p.m....

Dec 11, 2012, 15:31 ET
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (Dec. 11, 2012) - A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-41 at 1:03 p.m. EST with the U.S. Air Force's third Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-3). This launch marks the 10th and last ULA launch this year, the 55th Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) mission, and the 66th launch since ULA was formed nearly six years ago. The OTV, also known as the X-37B, supports space experimentation, risk reduction, and concept of operations development for long duration and reusable space vehicle technologies. Photo by Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance.  (PRNewsFoto/United Launch Alliance)

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches Third X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle for the Air Force

 A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the third Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-3) for the Air Force's Rapid...

Nov 28, 2012, 18:10 ET

United Launch Alliance Hosts NASA Administrator

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden today discussed the state of the nation's space agency, including science and human exploration, during his visit...

Oct 04, 2012, 15:12 ET

United Launch Alliance Delta IV Rocket Successfully Launches Global Positioning System Satellite for the U.S. Air Force

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-3 payload for the United States Air Force lifted...

Sep 21, 2012, 14:15 ET

United Launch Alliance Commemorates Decade of Successful Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Missions

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is commemorating a decade of Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) missions, in which the Atlas V and Delta IV...

Sep 13, 2012, 21:47 ET

United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket Successfully Launches Fourth Payload for the National Reconnaissance Office in Five Months

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch...

Aug 30, 2012, 06:23 ET

United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket Successfully Launches NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probes Mission

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) spacecraft for NASA lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41...

Aug 06, 2012, 11:54 ET

United Launch Alliance Congratulates NASA on Flawless Mars Landing

 United Launch Alliance (ULA) congratulates NASA on the flawless landing of the Mars Science Lab (MSL) on the surface of Mars after a nearly...

Aug 03, 2012, 19:46 ET

United Launch Alliance Congratulates The Boeing Company on Selection for NASA Commercial Crew Integrated Capability Contract

United Launch Alliance (ULA) congratulates its partner, The Boeing Company, on today's announcement of NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability...

Aug 03, 2012, 19:41 ET

United Launch Alliance Congratulates Sierra Nevada Corporation on Selection for NASA Commercial Crew Integrated Capability Contract

 United Launch Alliance (ULA) congratulates its partner Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) on the selection for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated...

Jul 19, 2012, 17:57 ET

United Launch Alliance Completes Crucial Commercial Crew Development Milestone

 United Launch Alliance (ULA) today announced the completion of a crucial milestone in its on-going development and certification of the Atlas...